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December 1946 

No. 1 

The Great 
Seal of Maryland 

The Maryland 
State Flower 

The Maryland State Song 

|«nu R. Randall 

My Maryland. 

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The Alumni Publication of the 

University of Maryland 

Cr^redicated on the conviction that there is a definite field for a publication with 
reader appeal to all interested in the University, ie. the Alumni, the Faculty, the 
Student Body, Next of Kin of Students and others wishing to keep in touch with a 
great University of a great state. 

TO THE ALUMNI: — Alumni News is the No. 1 "must" for these pages. Alumni 
news can go as far and no farther than the alumni itself will carry it. Keep 
us posted on changes of address of any Maryland graduate. Send in items of 
interest, social news, photographs. "You send it; we'll print it." 

TO THE FACULTY: — These pages offer an outlet for news items regarding 
the University in all its activities. Items that will interest the alumni, student 
body, faculty or next of kin. Make use of this news outlet. You submit it; 
we'll print it. 

TO THE STUDENT BODY:— Here is a news medium that is intended to cover 
everything that happens at Maryland or concerning Maryland, presented to in- 
terest you and your folks at home as well. These pages will work in coopera- 
tion with student publcations and will, as occasion demands, reprint items from 
student publications for wider than campus circulation. 

TO THE NEXT OF KIN OF STUDENTS:— These pages are for you so you will 
know what goes on at Maryland. Parents and other relatives of students are 
interested in University affairs. These pages will print the news. 




No. 1 

The Publication of the Alumni Association, University of Maryland. 
Published Monthly at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, and entered at the Post Office, College Park, Maryland, as second class mail 
matter under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. 

Harvey L. Miller, Managing Editor. 
Jane A. Wells, Circulation Manager. 
{3.00 per Year. Twenty Five Cents the Copy 




Baltimore Sun Foto 

College Park campus of the University of Maryland, Washington Boulevard, in foreground, runs past Byrd Stadium, at one end of which appears 
part of Ritchie Coliseum, at other end partially completed Fire Extension Building. Long building just above Stadium in picture is the new Armory ; 
Admnistration Building is in rear of it. Flat-roof large building at lower left is Gymnasium-Armory. Almost in center of picture is Chemistry 
Building and behind it, and connected with it, Home Economics Building. Large structure to left of them is Agriculture Building. With tower, upper 
left, is Anne Arundel Hall. In background, right, are the dairy barns. 

Park, to be paid for partly out of this fund. 
And in anticipation of an increase in students 
next year, six new dormitories are projected. 
In Baltimore a psychiatric hospital is to 
be erected behind the University Hospital. 
A new recreation hall, to make life pleasanter 
for students in the professional schools about 
Lombard and Greene, is being planned. 

These are the high spots in the new build- 
ing program which foreshadows a new era 
But there are obstacles to be overcome before 
in its entirety. It is expected that the recent 
Federal restriction of building will affect only some items. It 
may eliminate the proposed swimming pool, the stadium and other 
structures not absolutely necessary in carrying on instruction at 
the university. Dr. Byrd believes that erection of laboratories, 
class-rooms and other needed buildings will not be affected, so 
long as he is able to find building material for them. 

But a formidable obstacle does stand in the way of completion 
of all the proposed buildings. Dr. Byrd and those who have 
consulted with him doubt that they can all be erected with the 
money at hand. The deterrent factor is the high postwar price 
of tabor and material. 

However, Dr. Byrd, with experience in real estate development 
before he became president of the university in 1936, belives that 
he has an idea that might permit carrying out the program with 
perhaps the addition of another $1,000,000. It is an idea by 

THE University of Maryland is now in 
the first phase of a building program 
which when carried to completion, will 
nearly double its housing facilities. More 
than 40 new buildings are planned, ranging in 
size from the major engineering units in the 
proposed Glenn L. Martin aeronautical re- 
search center to cottages for the faculty of 
the Negro branch of the university at Princess 
Anne in Somerset county. 

Thirty-two new buildings arc intended foi College Park, two 
for the professional schools grouped about Lombard and Greene 
streets in Baltimore, and fifteen for Princess Anne. Currently the 
university has available for this expansion about $6,250,000. 
Two and a half millions, the gift of Mr. Martin, are earmarked 
for the engineering and aeronautical center, which is to comprise 
fifteen structures. The State has added $750,000 to Mr. Martin's 
fund, thus raising it to $3,250,000; and for that amount Dr. 
H. C. Byrd. president of the university, hopes to build one of 
the most completely equipped engineering schools in the country. 

The. remaining $3,000,000 will be devoted to expanding the 
university's facilities in other directions. Included are a new set 
of buildings for the school of agriculture at College Park. Completed 
and dedicated on September ,.28, 1946 is the new fire extension 
headquarters, where Maryland firemen will be taught how to fight 
fire scientifically. A new auditorium also is proposed for College 

New Buildings Go Up 

With More To Come 

As School 


Baltimore Sunday Sun 

for the university 
it can be realized 

which the university, in effect, becomes its 
own builder, thus eliminating profits or- 
dinarily made by contractors. 

This idea already has been put into 
operation in erecting the new fire exten- 
sion building, across the Washington boule- 
vard from the main entrance to the uni- 
versity, dedicated in September, 1946. A 
building superintendent has been hired for 
a flat fee and through him the university 
buys materials and meets the pay roll. By 
this method Dr. Byrd hopes to complete 
the building for about $159,3 00, whereas 
the contractor's bid was considerably higher. 

Dr. Byrd has confidence in what has been 
called his "budget plan," which he employed 
with satisfactory results during the war. 
In 1944 the university was sorely in need 
of three dormitories. Contractors' bids 
for them amounted to $500,000, a sum 
not available. Dr. Byrd built them on the 
"budget plan" for considerably less. 

One of the dilemmas confronting the 
university in its present building project 
is the proposed psychiatric hospital. The 
State has allocated $400,000 for it but 
the architects estimate that it will cost more 
than twice that sum. It is to be four stories 
high and some have suggested that the first 
two floors be built and used until the other 
two can be added. But this is impractical 
because these floors are to contain only 
offices and clinics and provide no rooms 
for patients. 

Architects Busy 

Whether Dr. Byrd's budget plan can 
help to build this hospital within the appro- 
priated $400,000 is open to question. But, 
on the whole, the university president is 
confident that the bulk of the building can 
be done within the next two to three years. 
It will mean cutting corners for economy; 
"but in the meantime 22 architects in Mary- 
land, Pittsburgh and Chicago are preparing 
plans for the buildings. 

The largest- — -and most spectacular — 
single group of the scheduled projects is 
the Martin engineering center, to be erected 
just north of the campus at College Park. 
Plans for these buildings still are in the 
preliminary stage, but Dr. Byrd hopes that 
the unit will be ready for students by the 
Fall of 1947. 

One of the group is to be an administra- 
tion building. The fourteen other buildings 


The University's projected new auditorium, if constructed as sketched here, somewhat 
resembling Parthenon, will be largest building on campus. 

will be devoted to various departments of 
engineering — chemical, mechanical, civil, 
electrical, aeronautical and aerodynamics. 
It is probable that their architecture will 
conform to the colonial motif that now 
predominates at College Park. A tentative 
sketch submitted recently by an architect 
suggested a mass grouping of all the build- 
ings in an ultramodernistic design; but it 
is unlikely that such a design will be finally 
approved because, as one university official 
commented: "This is Maryland, where the 
colonial feeling still is sttong." 

Reason for inclusion of all the other 
engineering departments of the university in 
this group is that they are all component 
parts of aeronautical engineering. As Dr. 
Byrd says, chemists will be needed to devise 
fuel for rocket planes, mechanical engineers 
will design engines, and electrical engineers 
will have to do with ignition, radio and 
radar. However, students in the new engi- 
neering college are to have their choice of 
the branch of engineering they wish to 

The first facility of the Martin group to 
get under way is the wind tunnel. It is 
to cost around $800,000 and will be 160 
feet long by 40 wide. Ground was broken 


Building for school of agriculture at College Park. Colonial design is in harmony with 
that of most buildings on the campus. 

several months ago, building material de- 
livered, and the structure is fast moving 
to completion. Maximum wind velocity 
in the tunnel will be 350 miles an hour. 
That will give it a fairly long term of 
usefulness for many routine tests. But the 
coming of planes capable of speeds up to 
1,500 miles an hour is expected to make 
it partially absolete in about six years. 
Much higher wind velocities will be neces- 
sary to test models of such planes. 

The speed factor, indeed, will be one 
of the first study projects to be undertaken 
in the laboratories of the new center. Study 
will be made of the swiftness of man's 
mental reactions to determine just how cap- 
able he is of flying planes going 1,500 miles 
an hour. As a companion project to this, 
scientists will look into the feasibility of 
automatic navigation instruments in super- 
speed planes. Present methods of calculating 
position are too slow. By the time thte 
navigator solves his problem the plane 
traveling much faster than sound, would 
render his work futile. 

Subzero Temperature 

Another, laboratory program will concen- 
trate on the effect of cold and heat on aerial 
navigation instruments — subzero tempera- 
tures at great altitudes and the sudden 
change that comes with quick descent to 
earth. Special hot and cold chambers will 
be installed for these studios. The work is 
important because variations in temperature 
influence the accuracy of the instruments. 

Another research project with a high 
priority is to be the study of the human 
body's reaction to rarefied atmosphere at 
high altitudes. A chamber especially de- 
signed for this work, costing $150,000, 
has been presented to the university by the 

When the Martin engineering schools 
schools begin to function, two of the older 
buildings at College Park will be vacated — 
chemistry and engineering. They are to be 
taken over by the school of agriculture, 
which has expanded greatly in the last eight 
years. For example, in 193 8 the annual 
budget for the department was $800,000. 
New it is $1,700,000. In addition to 
these older buildings the department is to 


Maryland trirl students rest between classes 


have a new one. now being designed by a 
Baltimore architect, and to cost about 
$360,000. This building will house the 
school's headquarters as well as the extension 
and reasearch service. It also will bring 
together under one roof the various Federal 
agencies which have worked at College Park 
for a number of years. 

New livestock barns and meat laboratory, 
costing about $40,000, are to be erected 
on the university's farm at College Park. 
They will go far toward consolidating the 
work of the school of agriculture, because 
at present much of the livestock and the 
meat laboratory are on a farm in Howard 
county. Students of horticulture and agron- 
omy are to have thre2 new greenhouses (to 
cost about $30,000) for their work. And 
the former National Youth Administration 
building on the campus is to be remodeled 
and converted into a workshop for study- 
ing agricultural machinery. 

For Girl Students 

One of the proposed buildings at College 
Park is to be devoted to the extracurricular 
activities of girl students. Its estimated cost 
is $180,000. It is intended as headquarters 
for all women's organizations: the dean of 
women will have her office here. This 
building is expected to be of special service 
to day students, for it will provide a place 
where they may rest between classes and eat 
the lunches they bring with them. 

Because it is expected that the number of 
undergraduates at College Park will increase 
from this year's 3.600 to 5.000. the uni- 
versity has planned six new dormitories — 
three for men and three for women. The 
estimated cost for them is about $620,000. 
At present dormitories are urgently needed 
for girls. Dr. Byrd says. An official state- 
ment of the university says that their hous- 
ing is "deplorable" because of overcrowding, 
which is the result of the greatly increased 
attendance during the following war. Part 
of the overflow is now being housed in four 
men's fraternity houses. Dormitories for 
men are needed because the Government has 

Anne Arundel Dormitory, in the background ; 
pretty, too. 

indicated its intentions of sending more than 
1.000 veterans to the university next year. 

An auditorium at College Park to accom- 
modate 10,000 to 12,000 is on the list of 
buildings to be erected. It is intended for 
commencements and "other notable func- 
tions." The estimated cost is $520,000 
and, according to the present plan, the 
State would pay half, the remainder to be 
raised from the alumni and from the pro- 
ceeds of athletic events. 

If the auditorium is built as presently 
visualized it will be the largest structure at 
College Park and one of the most note- 
worthy in the State. It would be 294 feet 
wide and 396 feet long. The front of it, 
as drawn by the architects, resembles the 
Parthenon at Athens. Greece. The arch- 
itrave, covering the full width of the build 
ing, it is believed will be the widest of its 
kind in this country. It is to be supported 
by fourteen massive columns. An exceed- 
ingly wide architrave creates an optical 
illusion. When viewed in the center at close 
range the base seems to curve downward, 
giving the impression that it is breaking 
in the middle. To correct this the architects 
will put a curve in the base, reaching a 
maximum of nine to twelve inches in the 
center. This curve is not detected in casual 

Swimming Pool 

Another facility planned for College Park 
is a swimming pool, to cost about 
$125,000. A note in the university's list- 
ing of new buildings says: "The Uni- 
versity of Maryland is probably the only 
university of any size in the country with- 
out a swimming pool." 

It is proposed also to build a new infirm- 
ary at College Park. The cost of this if 
estimated at about $80,000. 

One item on the list not included in the 
current building budget is a new stadium. 

An addition to the dental school to cost 
about $70,000 also is proposed. Thii 
would put the school in position to increase 
its teaching and clinical work. 

The new building program from Princev 
Anne includes a $140,000 dormitory foe 
men; a dining hall and kitchen, at $100.- 
000; eight cottages for the faculty, to cost 
$32,000; a library, $50,000: barns and 
equipment for the agricultural school. 

The university's postwar building pro- 
gram, even if only partly realized, marks 
its greatest single step forward, particularly 
in engineering, agriculture and medicine. 
That it is fianced largely by the gift of Mr. 
Martin and by the State is in keeping with 
the traditional method of financing the 
university's construction. The actual cost 
of all construction at College Park, in 
Baltimore and at Princess Anne up to 1946 
totals $10,399,064.68; of this the State 
paid $6,795,361.70. The remainder came 
from tuition fees, grants by the Federal 
Government and donations by indivuals. 

Oldest Building 

The oldest building now in use by the 
university is its first medical school build- 
ing at Lombard and Greene streets. It was 
erected in 1812, about the time the legisla- 
ture authorized the use of the title, Uni- 
versity of Maryland. The building cost 
$50.000 — met by private subscriptions. It 
is believed to be the oldest medical school 
building now in use in this country. 

Growth of the professionajl schools 
around the old medical building was gradual. 
Not until 1823 was the Baltimore Infirmary 
(known as the Old Hospital) built, at a 
cost of $256,000 — high for those days. 
The State contributed $31,000. Then, at 
intervals came the law building. Davidge 
Hall, the Nurses Home. In 1904 the old 
dental school was built for $100,000, 
which was a gift. That opened the way 
for absorption by the university in 1923 
of the Baltimore College of Dental Sur- 
gery, founded in 1840, the oldest school of 
its kind in the world. The period from 
1923 until now was one of vigorous ex- 
pansion of the professional schools. Three 
additions were necessary for the nurses' 
home; the new dentistry and pharmacy 
building was erected at a cost of more than 
half a million, provided by the State; then 
came the new law building, for which the 
State paid $200,000: the new University 
Hospital, costing $1,723,756.14 (nearly 
all State funds) and the Bessler Laboratory, 
costing more than half a million, of which 
the State contributed less than $100,000. 

Future Expansion 

This backward glance at the building 
of the professional schools gives perspective 
to future expansions, which are to be con- 
fined entirely to medicine and dentistry. 
In the years to come it is expected that the 
Baltimore group of buildings will be de- 
voted entirely to these professions and their 
essential component — pharmacy. It is ex- 
pected that the law school in time will be 
moved to College Park, where it will be 
closer to its related studies, economics and 
political economy. 

The first of the university's schools at 
College Park was founded in 1858. That 
was the school of agriculture, the second of 
its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Six 
years later it received Federal support 
through the now famous Land Grant Act 
of 1862. That act provided that each state 

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and territory could take possession of un- 
claimed land in the West, sell it or exploit 
it in other ways, and use the proceeds for 
its colleges and universities, particularly 
those devoted to agriculture and the 
"mechanic arts." Maryland took over 200,- 
000 acres "somewhere in the West" — just 
where no one seems to know. Dr. Byrd 
is about to have a search made in the 
Government archives in Washington to 
determine its location. But that now is 
purely an academic question. Some years 
after the land grant, speculators in Cleve- 
land offered the Maryland Legislature 50 
cents an acre for the land ($100,000 in 
all). The Legislature accepted, and "sold 
th? university's birthright for a pittance." 
Five Units Built in 193 2 

That was the rather inauspicious begin- 
ning of the university group at College Park. 
But Dr. Byrd likes to think of what the 
university could do if it still owned that 
land, or had sold it prudently for the build- 
ing of such cities as Reno, Kansas City or 

The old agriculture building has long 
since been destroyed by fire. The second 
building at College Park was the old library, 
built in 1892. From that time until 1932 
building was sporadic but gradual. But in 
193 2 five units were erected — the coliseum, 
girls' field house, horticulture building, the 
new library and Margaret Brent Hall — 
and an addition was made to the engineering 

The great building era began in 193 6, 
the year Dr. Byrd took office. Twenty-nine 
building projects have been completed during 


Dean S. S. Steinberg of the University of 
Maryland College of Engineering has just been 
reappointed by Governor Herbert R. O'Conor of 
Maryland a member of the State Board of 
Registration for Professional Engineers and Land 
Surveyors for another five-year term to represent 
the Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors of the 

In making the appointment Governor O'Conor 
said, "It is in recognition of the valuable services 
you have heretofore rendered and of the great 
assistance you have given to the work of the 
Board. I take this occasion to commend you 
highly for the unselfish and public-spirited at- 
titude you have displayed in connection with 
your work." 

the ten years of his administration. If the 
postwar building program is completed, 
approximately 70 buildings will have been 
erected under Dr. Byrd's direction. The 
university had 45 buildings in 1936; now 
it has about 74. 

State Contributes One Third 
The cost of operating the university is 
about $5,000,000 a year. The State con- 
tiibutes about one third. The remainer 
comes from tuition and other fees. One 
source of income is medical charges at the 
University Hospital. Incidentally, the State 
puts up only 1 7 cents on each dollar re- 
quired for operation of the hospital. 

From the hill of the wide campus at 
College Park spread the fields, woods and 
rolling countryside of the university grounds 
— 600 arcres. Most of the buildings cluster 


In conformance with the growth and expan- 
sion of the University of Maryland, Dr. Harold 
F. Cotterman, (pictured above) former Assistant 
Dean, College of Agriculture and Professor of 
Agricultural Education, has been appointed Dean 
of the Faculty. 

Dean Cotterman has been at the University of 
Maryland since 1917. The University knew him 
as Professor of Agricultural Education, Associate 
Dean, College of Education, seven times Director 
of the Summer school. State Superintendent, 
State Department of Education, Assistant Dean, 
College of Agriculture and State Superintendent 
of Agriculture. 

Dean Cotterman graduated from Ohio State 
University in 1916 and holds an MA degree from 
Columbia University and Ph. D. from American 

on and about the hill. The larger ones 
house the administration offices and the 
departments of agriculture, arts and sciences, 
music, education, chemistry, engineering 
horticulture and home economics. 

There are at present nine dormitories 
for men students and two for women. A 
point of interest at the college is the recently 
restored Rossborough Inn, the oldest build- 
ing on the campus: it was built in 1798. 
Research On 800 .Acres 

The school of agriculture still plays the 
leading role, although the university has 
gone far beyond the mechanical and agri- 
cultural teachings of its early days. Approx- 
imately 300 acres of the grounds at College 
Park are used for teaching and research in 


President, University of Maryland 

agriculture, horticulture, livestock, dairy- 
ing and poultry. About five miles from 
the campus the university maintains another 
500-acre farm for plant research. 

In one sense the University of Maryland 
is one of the oldest state universities in the 
country; and in another sense it is one of 
the youngest. Its medical school, dating 
fiom 1812, and its agricultural school, 
founded in 1858, give it claim to age. But 
the fact that the schools at College Park 
and in Baltimore were not combined into 
a university until 1920 also gives it claim, 
officially, to youth. 


Dean S. S. Steinberg of the University 
of Maryland College of Engineering was 
notified by President Alfonso Caztello of 
the Association of Engineers and Architects 
of Mexico of his unanimous election as an 
honorary member of that Association, and 
as its representative to the engineering or- 
ganizations in the entire Western Hemi- 
sphere in all matters dealing with closer 
cultural and professional cooperation. 

This is the fifth country that has so 
honored Dean Steinberg, who last year 
made a good will tour of Latin America 
for the Department of State: the others 
are Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, and Uru- 


A $300 scholarship is sponsored by the 
B'nai B'rith Lodge through the Hillel 

In the spring of 1947, this scholorship 
will be presented to the person in the junior 
class who has contributed the most toward 
good will and religious life on the campus. 
The recipient may be a man or woman and 
must have at least a "C" average. Other 
activities will be considered but of para- 
mount importance is interfaith cooperation. 
Presidents of the various religious organi- 
zations will recommend candidates for the 

This is Miss Phyllis Strock, College of Home Econom- 
ics, Kapa Delta Sorority. Attended Mary Baldwin 
College. Daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Strock of 

Stanton Virginia. Miss Strock won the unusual honor 
o being selected Homecoming Queen during her 
freshman year. Terrapin Foto 



VISiTiNG alumni at College Park, 
who have not looked over the campus 
recently, marvel at the growth, additional 
buildings and general expansion. 

However, the physical change is but one 
difference. The student body itself differs 
from that of pre-war years. This change 
is brought about by the provisions of Public 
Law 346, the so-called "G. I. Bill of 
Rights" and Public Law 16, providing 
benefits for disabled veterans. 

At this writing the figures are not ab- 
solutely accurate and show the present en- 
rollement as 4,100 male students and 40 
female students under Public Law 346. 
Under Public Law 16 there are 400 male 
students and one female. 

President's Greeting 

In greeting this year's freshman class, 
mostly veterans, Dr. H. C. Byrd, Uni- 
versity President, referred to the crowded 
and abnormal conditions, the chow lines 
and other lines. The President pointed out 
that Maryland could have said, in effect, 
"This is high watermark. This is all we 
can take. This is as far as our facilities 
will permit us to go. The rest of you 
boys are just out of luck". That course 
would have deprived worthy war veterans 
of the chance to go to the university they 
had chosen. Or, Byrd emphasized, we could 
ask the ex-service men to bear with us just 
a little while until the new facilities were 
in operation and thus, through co-operation 
and putting up with abnormal conditions, 
allow Maryland to keep faith in accepting 
for enrollment the maximum number of 
veteran students who had chosen Maryland 
as their college. Maryland elected to pursue 
the latter course. 

One of the most virile and active student 
organizations on the campus is the Veteran's 
Club. Its first president was William L. 
Hoff, 29 year old junior who was a first 
lieutenant and infantry company comman- 
der. He's the father of a two year old girl. 
His wife is a student at Ohio State Uni- 
versity. This year's President of the Vet- 
eran's Club is William Kyriakys. 

Many of the University's athletes are ex- 
Service fellows. The football team is liter- 
ally salted with ex-Navy fellows, several 
Marines and a large group of soldiers. 

Purple Hearts 

The tennis team is an all-veteran outfit, 
including five Purple Heart vets and two 
Silver Star men. 

The boxing team show seven veterans. 
Two of them wear the Purple Heart. The 
team's experience in losing eight men during 
the 1946 season to selective service would 
indicate that it is smart ball to count on 
the veterans to make up the teams. 

Dr. Peter P. Lejins, Sociology, notes 
that veteran interest extends beyond the 
classroom. He made mention of the veteran 
student's special interest in the classes study- 
ing juvenile delinquency, as many veterans 
are planning to enter field having to do 

Ex - G. I's, Mature and 

Experienced, Seen 

As Good Students 

At Maryland 

with curbing juvenile delinquency. 

"They show their interest", said Pro- 
fessor Lejins, "by coming to the office for 
additional information. They obviously 
h~ve a definite objective and do not work 
merely for grades. On the whole I find 
them uniformly excellent students". 

Dr. Mary L. Andrews. English, was 
equally laudatory. She said, "I enjoy teach- 
ing them. They are workers. They do 
twice the work required. For example, 
they look up extra material in history in 
order to prove some questioned point in 

"I might add". Dr. Andrews said, "that 
I find them gentlemen, not by Act of Con- 
gress but because they are". 

Last year Professor H. Gravely rjpinted 
out that the avid interest shown by veterans 
contributes toward superior work submitted 
by them. 

"This reflects maturity" said Professor 
Gravely, "and the experiences of the services 
in the war". 

The senior women students, the only 
girl students who have had the opportunity 
of comparing the campus GI with his non- 
service predecessor, have few veterans in their 
classes. However, most of them speak 
highly of the veteran. 

One senior woman stated, "The boys 
have matured and have profited greatly by 
service experiences. They are still youthful 
and a lot of fun but they are definitely 
headed toward a chosen goal. They also 
give the impression that they will reach 


This picture illustrates better than words the presence of ex-service personnel on the 
Maryland campus. 

Seated left to right, Harold Moser, ex-Coast Guardsman of Frederick, Md. ; Franklin L. 
Carroll, ex-Army, Cumberland, Md. ; Jamie D. Lynch, ex-Marine, Plattsburg, N. Y. ; and Gene 
Getz, ex-Navy, Cumberland, Md. 

Helen Palovsky is a graduate of Bellevue School of Nursing, New York City. She was a 
Lieutenant (jg) in the Navy Nurse Corps. Served as Operating Room Supervisor, Naval Base 
Hospital, Netley, England. Commended by Admiral Stark. Later worked with amputation 
casualties at the U. S. Naval Hospital, Mare Island, Car. She is married to a Naval officer. 

Harold Moser, high school sports star, served with destroyer escorts in the Mediterranean 
and later at Coast Guard station in Newfoundland. 

Franklin Carroll, infantryman of the 29th, 99th and 85th Divisions, fought through the 
stirring actions at Castelforte and Italy and other sectors as well as the Gustav Line break- 
and the smashing of the Gothic Line north of Florence. He took part in the victorious march 
into Rome. Spent the winter in the Appenine Mountains and took part in the Po River Valley 
drive. He wears the Bronze Star and three campaign stars. 

Gene Getz, ex-Navy flyer, served on the Ticonderoga, Langley and Franklin. Badly burned 
and wounded when the Franklin was hit by a Jap kamikase plane. Wears the Purple Heart 
and Distinguished Flying Cross with seven clusters. 

His score against the Japs was two Zeros and a probable. Was in the first group to fly 
over Okinawa and also participated in air raids on Leyte, Guam, Mindanao, Gilbert and Marshall 
Islands. Shot down by enemy planes, Getz spent 17 days in the jungle until rescued by landing 
troops. Later flew wounded men to base hospitals as a pilot in the Naval Transport Service. 
A graduate of Northwestern Military Academy, Getz was Illinois All-Sate half back. He 
established a sectional record of 9.6 for 100 yard at the Drake Relays in 1940. 


Washington Star Foto 

"It Seems To Me I've Heard That Song Before" is the theme melody for ex-GI's, more 
than 300 of whom are bunking in the new gymnasium armory at the University of Maryland. 
Chow lines, lines for books, lines for this and lines for that. But the ex-GI's know it's tempo- 
rary and that every effort is being expended to correct the situation and they're taking it service 

Says Carl J. Zarcone, ex-Army, "Sure, there's griping. But it's service griping. We know 
the 'brass' is trying and will straighten things out." 

Adds former Marine Sergeant W. L. Cooney, "We have no kick. We agreed to come in 
until the dorms were finished and we know we're lucky to get a chance to go to a college like 

Pete Sane, ex-Army, laconically remarked, "I'm glad we found a place to sleep." 

"The school is doing the best it can under difficult circumstances," says Walter Claypoole, 
ex-service man from Baltimore, "but I don't see why they have to forbid those freshman gir's 
staying out after 1900." 

that goal. I imagine the service, particularly 
in combat, engrained in them determination 
of purpose". 

Tribute was also paid to age and ex- 
perience, a girl senior in psychology and 
English, who finds the veterans "easier to 
converse with; they've seen the world and 
can talk about anything." 

While the veterans are more serious 
students, and some of them at first found 
it difficult to settle down to thte idyllic 
atmosphere of college, they show no signs 
-»f neglecting campus social life. 

"I'd rather date a veteran anytime," 
declared Marion Benson, of Greenbelt. a 
junior in physical education. "They're older 
<n their ideas, and know what it's all about. 
They take their studies seriously, but they're 
a lot of fun too." 

More Stable 

Men who have had military service are 
emotionally more stable and more purpose- 
ful in their attitude toward life said a senior 
in English and wife of a navy lieutenant. 

Veterans were credited by Jasmine Arm- 
strong, business junior, with having done 
a good job of adapting themselves to college 
life, while Mildred Burton, physical edu- 
cation junior, is interested to hear them tell 
of their experiences, and usually encourages 
them to do so. 

However, the veterans did not get away 
with a perfect score. One Delta Gamma 
senior, majoring in Education, wished to 
remain unidentified but said, "The pre-war 
students were more politte, had more 'school 
spirit', were better class boys and spoke 
better English". ("So there, Kilroy!") 

The Veterans questioned were all intent 
on finishing school, even though some of 
them are starting as freshmen in their late 
20's or early 30's. 

Though they enjoy dating co-eds, they 
at times comment ruefully on the youth of 

the gi:ls. Most specific in hi.', criticism was 
Robert Hughes, an old man of 22 who 
seived nineteen months in the Army as an 
aircraft mechanic and now is a junior in 
mechanical engineering. 

"The girls are all right if you can keep 
up a conversation with them," he said, 
not bitterly. "I haven't met any. But 
maybe it's me. Most of all, the girls seem 
to want to give the impression that they 
know what it's all about. They don't." 

Comments in this vein were made by 
Carlyle Robinson, 22, a junior in business; 
Ralph Holmes, 22, a senior in business, and 
Franklin Carroll, 31, a sophomor in 
mechanical engineering. 

Bill Hoff, former President of the Vet- 
eran's Club recalled a "hot debate" on one 
occasion over a proposal to invite a group 
of WAVES from Washington to a club 
dance. The theory was that the WAVES 
would likely be older and therefore more 
suitable dates than thte coeds. The con- 
sensus, however, was that the idea was not 
quite cricket, and it was voted down. 
Veterans Predominate 

Classes are composed partly of the usual 
pre-war ex-high school youngsters. How- 
ever, the classes also include a great majority 
of the older former G. I's. Some are former 
enlisted men. However, thera are also 
lieutenants, captains, majors and even 
lieutenant colonels. 

The ex-service students are naturally older 
and more experienced. They have been 
around. Flying the hump from Burma to 
China or taking part in the Battle of the 
Bulge would certainly seem to be something 
that would add to the maturity and stability 
of a student. 

Today Maryland has freshmen who with- 
stood the hell rained from the skies at 
Pearl Harbor; freshmen who, in tiny PT 
boats, sped to meet the oncoming Jap at 
Midway; freshmen who piled ashore against 
the battlements of the Normandy Coast 


Maryland's tennis team, wearing six Purple Hearts and two Silver Stars. 
Left to right, front row — Kenneth Kefauver, Purple Heart; Jimmy Render, Purple Heart; 

Jack Wright ; De Witt Smith, Purplv Heart and Silver Star ; Stanley Cohen. 
Standing, left to right — Doyle Royal, coach, Purple Heart and Silver Star ; David Rothenhoefer ; 

Robert Grogan, Purple Heart and Silver Star ; Edward LaBerge, Purple Heart ; Ralph 

Holmes, Phil Glazer. manager ; Sidney Bare, Assistant manager. 


or held on by their toes at Salerno or 

Then too the ex-GI's include worthy 
fellows who, by Service to their country, 
earned the right to attend college which, 
in some cases, would not have been the 
student's lot had he not served in uniform. 
They appreciate that. 

The public prints have reflected the 
opinions of coeds at various colleges regard- 
ing veterans who now compose the major 
part of new students. 

At the University of Maryland, in a 
recent unscientific poll, most of them said 
that they would rather date veterans than 
nonveterans, and frequently applied such 
descriptives as "much more interesting" to 
the ex-GI's. 

Statements like this are not bad public 
relations either. The veterans far out- 
number the nonveteran and students. 

There is a fly in the ointment, however, 
in that some of the unmarried veterans, who 
average 24 years of age, tend to be dis- 
satisfied with the immaturity of the girls, 
who are being graduated at 21 or 22 years 
of age, not having had their educations 

The veterans are not soured on the 
situation to the extent of abstaining from 
social life, even if they do see room for 
improvement. They heavily populate the 
dances, now once again a regular feature 
of college life, and are by no means too 
blase or battle weary to indulge frequently 
in "coke dates." 

They're Nice 

Their attitude was summed up by a 
laconic veteran who interestedly listened to 
his buddies examine, at great length, the 
pros and cons of dating. Finally it was his 
turn to speak. Asked what he thought of 
the girls at the university, he turned the 
question over in his mind a moment or two, 
and then replied: 

"They're nice." 

"How do you like the ex-GI's on the 
campus?" is a question often asked of Mary- 
land co-eds. 

The reply, "They're O. K., I married 
one", is not uncommon. 

Shirley Rouse, senior, sociology student 
of Baltimore, stated that she would rather 
date veterans and went on to explain, 

"They are interesting. I like to talk 
with them during intermissions. They have 
had experiences a half a world away. Also 
they are fun to be with." 

"I have read countless articles," Miss 
Rouse continued, about the problem of 
'dealing with the returning veteran', as 
though he were something apart from the 
people who stayed at home. I had expected 
to find fellows burdened by psychlogical 
problems and difficulties of reconversion. 

"After talking to them" Miss Rouse 
concluded, "I found that they ridicule any 
attempt to put them in a class apart and 
I have yet to find the so-called 'frustrated 
veteran'. If he exists he is not on Mary- 
land's campus." 

Classroom life, too, is enlivened by the 

presence of veterans, notes Miss Rouse, for 

they often contribute to discussions and keep 

the professors on their toes by disagreeing 

,; th them. 

Professors as well as students find such 
questions stimulating to the class discussion 
and agree that the student vets keep the 
teacher on the qui vive. 

The appearance on the campus at the 
University of Maryland is rapidly chang- 
ing under the influence of the government- 
aided building program which is due to the 
doubling of normal student enrollment. 

Temporary living quarters have been 
brought from Portsmouth, Virginia to 
house veterans and their families and will 
be ready for occupancy by October 1 if all 
materials arrive as expected. Men's barracks, 
which have been transportated from Camp 
Davis, North Carolina, arc being improved. 
Those men who have been assigned quarters 
in uncompleted barracks are being housed 
in the new armory, where there are 615 

•'Heme's rooR C) 

3ooK;, T^E SORE 

ten) command- 

Two one-story dormitories are nearing 
completion in the area behind the Dining 
Hall. Three new men's dorms are being 
planned, one to complete the men's dorm- 
itory quadrangle and two north of Calvert 
Hall and west of dormitory 4. 

Not only have new buildings been con- 
structed, but also many old ones have been 

Increased population has not brought 
about housing problems alone. Classroom 
facilities have been taxed by the record 
enrollment. The NYA shops facing the 
Horticulture Building and in back of 
Agriculture will be replaced with classrooms. 
A "U" shaped addition which will be used 
by the College of Agriculture is planned 
for the Poultry Building. The new struc- 
tures will consist of a north and west wing. 

The old Gym now has 15 classrooms; 
the Department of Geography has taken 
over the quarters of the engineering shop 
in the west wing of the BPA building. 
The third floor of Home Economics has 
been provided with more classrooms and 
with space for foods research, textile, cloth- 
ing, and photography laboratories. 

Veteran Students 

The aptitude, ability, character and ser- 
vice record of a veteran should be given 
more than customary weight in admitting 
him to a college or university, the Con- 
ference on Emergency Problems in Higher 
Education resolved in a meeting held in 
Washington, D. C. 

Examinations and academic records should 
be taken into consideration, the resolution 
said, but shortcomings on these should be 
viewed in the light of the veteran's poten- 
tialities as a student rather than his record. 

This was one of several resolutions made 
by the conference, holding its last session. 
The conference is sponsored by the Ameri- 
can Council of Education. 

The conference called on the War Assets 
Administration to adopt a policy of selling 
surpluses to institutions of learning at a 
normal price, rather than on a competitive 
basis. Conference delegates appeared to be 
unanimous in this matter. 

Other resolutions made by the conference 

1. That colleges and universities should 
"jealously safeguard" their authority to 
select the courses individual veterans should 

2. That the Veterans' Administration 
should streamline the methods by which 
institutions make reports on veterans edu- 
cation required by law. 

3. That universities be permitted to col- 
lect the same fees from the Government for 
books, equipment, supplies, etc., used by 
veterans attending college under public law 
1 6 as are collected under public law 346. 

4. That educational benefits accruing to 
United States veterans entering colleges and 
universities be extended to foreign students. 

5. That for the time being the number 
of students from this country studying 
abroad, especially in Europe, be limited to 
those who have completed one year of 
graduate work in this country. 



r[E Great Seal and Flag of Maryland, 
pictured on the cover, are so intimately 
connected the one with the other that their 
history is inseparable. The flag of the State 
bears the escutcheon of the Great Seal — the 
Calvert and Crossland arms quartered. Mary- 
land is unique in her Great Seal, and presents 
a marked contrast with those of the other 
States of the American Union, in that it 
consists of Armorial bearings of a strictly 

heraldic character, while the others bear "emblems indicative of 
agriculture and commerce, plenty and prosperity, or kindred subjects 
represented in a more or less pictorial or allegorical manner." 
The first Great Seal brought over by Governor Leonard Calvert, 
in 1643, was "Treacherously and violently taken away by Richard 
Ingle, or his accomplices, in or about February A.D. 1644, and 
hath ever since been so disposed of it cannot be recovered." In 
1648, Baltimore sent to the province, through Governor William 
Stone, a second Great Seal cut in silver. The escutcheon bore 
the Calvert and Crossland arms, quartered. The first and fourth 
quarters consisted of "six pales" or vertide bar, alternately gold 
and black with a bend dexter counter charged — that is. a diagonal 
stripe on which colors are reversed — being the Calvert arms; the 
second and thrd quarters consisted of a quartered field of red 
and silver charged with a Greek, or equal-limbed cross, classified 
as "Botany" — its arms terminating trefoils — and also counter- 
charged, that is, with the colorings reversed, red being on the 
silver ground and silver on the red — the latter quartering} being 
from the Crossland, Baltimore's maternal arms — Alicia Crossland 
having been the mother of the first Baron of Baltimore, George 
Calvert. These quarterings were surmounted by an earl's coronet 
and full-faced helmet, which indicated his rank in America as 
that of a Count Palatine — his rank in England being that of a 
Baron only — a distinction which no other American Colonial 
charter conferred. On the helmet rested the Calvert crest, a ducal 
crown, with two half bannerets, one gold and one black. The 
escutcheon was supported on one side by the figure of a farmer, 
and the other by that of a fisherman — symbols of each of his two 
estates, Maryland and Avalon. 
Below them was a scroll bearing 
the Calvert motto: "Fatti 
maschii Parole Femine" — man- 
ly deeds, womanly words, or 
more strictly, deeds are males, 
words, females. Behind the 
escutcheons and coronets was 
engraved an ermined-lined man- 
tle, and surrounding all, on a 
border encircling the seal, was 
the legend: "Scuto Bonne Vo- 
luntatis tuae Coronasti Nos" — 
with favor wilt thou compass 
us as with a shield. The heraldic 
terms used in describing the 
colors in the Calvert arms are 
"Or" and "Sable," meaning 
'•old and black. 

The Obverse of the Great Seal 
The obverse of the Great 
Seal represents Baron Baltimore 
a; a Knight in full armor, with 
d awn sword and helmet de- 
corated with feathers. He is 
mounted on a richly caparisoned 
charger, in full gallop, adorned 
with his paternal coat of arms, 
below which are engraved a 
strip of seashore, grass and 
flowers: around the whole is an 
inscription containing his name 
and title, "Cecilius Absolutus 
Dorminus Terrae Mariac et 
Avaloniae Baro de Baltimore." 

The Great Seal of Mary- 
Land, the State Flag, 
Song and Flower 

The Great Seal of the State, or Nation, 
stands as her symbol of honor, and the 
signet by which her offical acts are authen- 
ticated and accredited. In colonial Maryland 
to every deed granting lands by the Pro- 
prietary, who held the fee therein, to the 
colonist settlers, was suspended by a piece 
of linen tape, a large wax seal, with the 
impression of both the obverse and the reverse 
of the Great Seal thereon. Upon the accession of William and 
Mary to the throne of England, Maryland became a Royal Pro- 
vince and the Church of England became the established church 
of the Province. During the sway of the Royal Governors, from 
1692 to 1715, other seals came into use, but upon the restoration 
to Lord Baltimore in 1716 of the Province, "The Greater Seal 
at Arms" was again used. The convention of 1776 adopted the 
Great Seal of the Province as ihe Great Seal of the State, until 
a new one could be devised. Later, notably in 1794, and in 1817, 
many changes were made in it, but in 1876 a joint resolution of 
the Maryland Legislature was passed restoring the seal to the 
exact description given of it in Lord Baltimo.e's Commission to 
Governor Stone on August 12, 1648. 

The flag of the State bears the escutcheon of the great seal — 
the Calvert and Crossland arms quarteied. The device seems to 
have been adopted by common consent, as there was no formal 
adoption of any design as the offical flag of the state until 1904. 
To Mr. James W. Thomas, of Clumberland. Md., the author 
of "Chronicles of Colonial Maryland," is due the credit of 
passage of the Act of 1904, Chapter 48, "to formally adopt 
and legalize the Maryland flag." 

That the Colony had a distinct flag or standard we know. 
The first recorded instance of the use of a Maryland flag occurs 
in Leonard Calvert's report of the reduction of Kent Island 
(February, 1638), in which he says that he and his force marched 
with Baltimore banner displayed. At the Battle of the Severn, 
in 1655. where the supporters of the proprietary government 
under William Stone, the Governor, we-e defeated by the Puritan 


The Annapolis Convention of 1786, forerunner of the Maryland and Massachusetts are the only two states 
Convention that framed the American Constitution, met with Capitol buildings dating from before Revolution, 
in the old Senate Chamber. Three years earlier, in this The building pictured is the third on this site. The first, 
same room, Washington resigned his commission as Com- built in 1697, was destroyed by fire, and the second, built 
mand?r-ih-Chief of the Continental armies. Here also in 1704, was torn down to make room for the present 
the Treaty of Peace with Great Britain was ratified in structure. 


party under Captain William Fuller, Stone's 
forces marched under the flag of Maryland, 
borne by William Nugent, "Standard bearer 
of the Province," while Fuller's party dis- 
played the Flag of the Commonwealth, 
charged with the crosses of St. George and 
St. Andrew. It is also said that a Maryland 
flag was carried by the Marylanders who 
accompanied Braddock's expedition against 
Fort DuQuesne (Pittsburgh), in 1755. 

Maryland's Flag 

The Maryland Flag, like the great seal, 
was evidently designed and adopted by 
Cecilus, Lord Baltimore, and sent out by 
him when the Coloney, as it was unfurled 
and officially used a few days after taking 
formal possession of the Province, when 
Governor Calvert, to more forcibly impress 
the natives, ordered the "Colors to be 
brought on shore" and a military parade. 
While there does not seem to be any distinct 
record of the design of the colonial flag 
of Maryland, it is believed to have been the 
same as the one now in use. Maryland is 
also as unique in her State flag as she is 
in her Great Seal, in that it, too, is strictly 
of heraldic design, and is an exact repro- 
duction of the shield or escutcheon upon 
the reverse of the Great Seal of the Province. 
Apart from its historic interest, the Mary- 
land Flag, as may be seen from the illustra- 
tion on the cover possesses marked symmetry 
and beauty. The parllel and diagonal lines 
of the Calvert quartering being in singular 
harmony with the crosses and transposed 
colors of those of the Crossland arms. The 
combination, too, of the colors of the 
former — gold and black — while in brilliant 
contrast with those of the latter quarterings 
■ — silver and red — are both effective and 
pleasing. Silver being a white metal the 
white color is substituted for silver in Mary- 
land flags made of bunting or silk, and is 
so provided for in the Act of 1904, Chapter 
48. When painted on panels or printed in 
colors, however, the rich heraldic colors, 
gold and black, silver and gules (blood 
red), should be adhered to. — (From book- 
let entitled Annapolis, History of Ye Ancient 
City and Its Public Buildings, by Oswald 

The Maryland State Flower 

Chapter 458, Acts of 1918, designates 
and adopts the Rudbeckia hirta, or Black- 
eyed Susan, as the floral emblem of the 
State of Maryland, and directs the Governor 
to declare the same by Proclamation. 

The winning horse in the Preakness 
Maryland's time honored turf classic, is 
blanketed with Black-eyed Susans. 


Dean S. S. Steinberg announces the 
appointment of 20 new faculty members 
in the College of Engineering, as follows: 

A. W. Sherwood, Research Professor of 
Aerodynamics H Manager of Wind Tunnel; 
Quinton Dabbs and H. R. Martin, Associate 
Professors of Mechanical Engineering; E. 
H. Small, Assistant Professor of Electrical 
Engineering; Dr. P. S. Symonds, Lecturer 
on Applied Elasticity; W. R. Ahrendt, 


Reversing Dante Alighieri, "Hold High Your Hopes All Ye Who Enter Here!" 

Lecturer on Automatic Regulation; H. W. 
Harden and N. W. Todd, Instructors in 
Civil Engineering: W. H. Young, Jr., 
Instructor in Mechanical Engineering; R. 
W. Allen, G. L. Arbogast. OR. Conklin, 
Jr., R. B. Crichton, J. A. Guard, and C. R. 
Lund, Jr., Instructors in Engineering Draw- 
ing; H. H. Osborne, Jr., and W. M. Redd, 
Jr., Assistants in Engineering Drawing; 
J. A. Clark, Instructor in Shop Practice; 
J. H. Bilbrey, Jr., and W. E. Lusby, Jr., 
Teaching Fellows in Chemical Engineering. 

Other changes in heads of departments 
are: Dr. Adolf E. Zucker, who just re- 
turned from his stay in Europe and will 
continue his work as head of Foreign 
Languages: Dr. John E. Faber. head of 
Bacteriology; Dr. J. G. Jenkins, Psycho- 
logy: Dr. J. M. Ray, Government and 
Politics: Dr. Harold Hoffsomer, Sociology; 
Dr. Irvin C. Haut, Horticulture and Dr. 
Wesley M. Gewehr, History. 

The Botany Department announced the 
following additions to its staff: Hugh D. 
Gauch. assaciate professor of Plant Physi- 
ology, and four new graduate assistants: 
John Smoot, Edward Irwin. Norman Horn, 
and Mrs. Anabel Owens. 

Professor Maurice Seigler announced the 
appointment of Herman Maril and Stephen 
Schoen to the Art Department staff. 

The Political Science Department in- 
creased its staff by five. They are Dr. 
Franklin L. Burdette, associate professor; 
Clifford R. Rader, associate professor; 
Edmond C. Gass, Robert G. Dixon, and 
Peter J. Turano. 

The B. P. A. staff has the greatest 
number of new members. They are Prof. 
W. J. McLarney, Industrial Management: 
Prof. Edwin H. Park, Marketing: Dr. C. 
J. Ratzlaff, acting head of the department 
of Economics; Dr. J. H. Frederick. Trans- 
portation and Foreign Trade: Dr. J. H. 
Cover. Bureau of Business Research: and 

Miss V. D. Brooks, Secretarial Training. 

Dean Henry Brechbill has announced the 
appointment of Dr. E. Meske, Home 
Economics Education, to fill the gap left 
by the decision of Prof. Edna McNaughton 
to devote all her time to Nursery School 
Education: and Dr. Clarence Newell as 
associate professor of Educational Admin- 

New officers have been assigned to the 
ROTC staff of the College of Military 
Science: Major Walter L. Miller and Cap- 
tain Earl L. Harper are the additions to the 
Infantry group. Lt. Col. Harold V. Maull 
will head the new Air Arm Section. Major 
Miller is a graduate of Maryland. 


Robert Kenneth Bechtold, Laurel, Mary- 
land, junior at the University of Maryland, 
won the 1946 Danforth Leadership Train- 
ing Scholarship as the University's out- 
standing junior agriculture scholar. He is 
an ex-Army GI Bill of Rights student. 

The award involved two weeks at the 
Danforth Purina experimental farms in 
Kansas City and a tour of the Kansas City 
markets and stock yards, followed by two 
weeks at the Danforth American Youth 
Foundation Leadership Training Camp at 
Shleby, Michigan. 

The stay in Kansas City was for the 
preceding two weeks. 

The Danforth Leadership Training 
Scholarship for freshmen went to Earl Al- 
fred Crouse, of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 
He is a student under the GI Bill of Rights. 
This award included two weeks of attend- 
ence at the Danforth American Youth Lead- 
ership Training Camp. 

Both students first visited St. Louis, 

These scholarhips are alloted once each 
year to one freshman and one junior from 
various Agricultural Colleges. 



THIS publication is predicated on the 
conviction that there is a definite field 
and real necessity for a publication of in- 
terest to alumni, student body, faculty and 
officials of the University of Maryland — 
Baltimore as well — and for all others in- 
ks colleges at College Park and those in 
terested in the Sta^e of Maryland in general 
and the University in Particular. 

The alumni news features will continue 
and will, in every way, be augmented. 
Alumni news depends largely upon the in- 
terest taken in these pages by the alumni. 
Articles of interest from the alumni are 
invited. Personal items are desired per- 
taining to such events as marriages, births, 
deaths, changes of address, naval-military 
news, personal photographs, etc., etc. You 
send them in. We'll print them. 

While other institutions of learning have 
continued to publish strictly alumni news 
magazines, some of them most excellent 
papers, the University of Maryland feels 
that what happens at Maryland and among 
Maryland alumni is of great interest and 
imoortance to alumni, student body, and 
faculty and to parents and other close rela- 
tives of students as well. 

Surely all with the interests of Maryland 
sincerely at heart will wish to read feature 
articles pertaining to Maryland, its academic 
and scholastic affairs, its campus life, its 
sports calendar and sports results. 

The strength of any publication lies in 
its circulation. The greater the circulation 
the greater will be the appeal to the ad- 
vertisers. Hence, greater advertising support 
which, in turn, justifies a bigger, better 
publication. It all comes back to the reader. 

This magazine may well develop into 
a publication of national scope and impor- 
tance as a medium for telling the world 
not only about the University of Maryland 
but also about the great, colorful and his- 
toric State of Maryland. 

The publication of this magazine is quite 
in keeping with the rapid expansion of the 
Universtiy in all departments. Every effort 
wil be expended to improve the paper in 
every way. Toward this goal the co- 
operation, support and criticism of its 
readers is invited. 

The day has come when Maryland 
alumni, Maryland students and those close 
to Maryland point with pride to the growth 
and advancement of the Old Line State's 
University and look with confidence to its 
future. In this premise we ask the assistance 
and co-operation of all who are interested 
in Maryland so that we may make of this 
publication one that will share the just 
feeling of pride in accomplishments at and 
by the University of Maryland. 


Some months ago a small group of un- 
thinking University of Maryland youngsters 
— a very small percentage of the student 
body — staged a demonstration in protest 
against the departure of a good football 

The coach left not because of any dis- 
like for Maryland and Maryland people 
but because he had received a better offer 
from another school. 

The demonstrators were unaware of the 
facts. They blamed the incident on the 
official who had hired the coach, i.e. the 
President of the University. That official 
told the small band of demonstrators that 
the whole affair was a surprise to him. He 
promised that he'd do his best to get another 
coach, the best he could obtain. 

As was to be expected from a man who 
has done more for Maryland and its students 
than anyone else, the promise was kept 
and the few youngsters now doubtless 
regret their hasty display of criticism. 

Shakespeare wrote "Experience is all". 
That takes in a lot of territory. The fact 
remains, however, that one cannot gain 
experience without also acquiring age. The 
very young cannot very well be the greatly 
experienced. Youngsters do things at the 
age of twenty that they would not do at 
the age of thirty. 

Criticism is valuable. It keeps people 
on their toes. Constructive criticism is 
best because it comes from individuals who 
know where they criticize. 

In the history of our country probably 
no other official was subjected to the vile 
abuse and vituperative criticism heaped upon 
the troubled head of Abraham Lincoln. 

He was called just about everything in 
and out of print. But he did his job as 
he saw it. Reaching the highest office in 
our country did not come easily to this 
great man of great sorrows. 

When Lincoln was a young man, he 
ran for the Legislature in Illinois, and was 
badly swamped. He next entered business, 
failed, and spent 17 years of his life paying 
the debts of a worthless partner. He fell 
in love with a beautiful young woman to 
whom he became engaged. She died. En- 

tering politics, he ran for Congress and 
was defeated. He tried for an appointment 
to the United States Land Office, but failed. 
He became a candidate for the United States 
Senate and was defeated. He became a 
candiate for the Vice Presidency and was 
again defeated. He was defeated by Douglas. 
But in the face of all this defeat and failure, 
he eventually achieved the highest success 
obtainable in life, and undying fame to 
the end of time. What did Lincoln have to 
say of critics? He had this to say: 

"If I were to try to read, much less 
answer, all the attacks made on me, this 
shop might as well be closed for any other 
business. I do the very best I know how — 
the very best I can; and I mean to keep 
doing so until the end. If the end brings 
me out all right, what is said against rm 
won't amount to anything. If the end 
brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing 
I was right would make no difference." 

Years later we had another great Presi- 
dent, sufficiently great to have his likeness 
chiseled into the Rushmore Memorial along 
with Washington, Jefferson. Lincoln. He 
was Theodore Roosevelt. He had this to 
say of critics: 

"In the battle of life it is not the critic 
who counts: not the man who points out 
how the strong man stumbled, or where 
the doer of a deed could have done better. 
The credit belongs to the man who is 
actually in the arena; whose face is marred 
by dust and sweat and blood: who strives 
valiantly; who errs and comes short again 
and again because there is no effort without 
error and shortcoming: who does actually 
strive to do the deeds; who knows the great 
enthusiasm, the great devotions, spends him- 
self in a worthy cause; who at the best 
knows in the end the triumph of high 
achievement; and who at the worst, if he 
fails, at least fails, while daring greatly, so 
that his place shall never be with those 
cold timid souls who knew neither victory 
nor defeat." 


A college education is supposed to fit 
students for leadership. However, a degree 
alone cannot do it. Education can only 
show the way. 

One of the most essential, yet most 
elusive qualities is that quality known as 
leadership. It is difficult to define. Yet 
il is so real that its lack makes the difference 
between just a good worker and a capable 
lender. It is something to consider. What 
is it? Read over these nineteen character- 
istics of a good leader which were listed 
by Dr. James A. Bowie, and ask yourself 
if you need to develop any of them. 

1 . Plenty of common sense. 

2. The ability to delegate authority. 

3. The ability to estimate accurately 
another's working capacity and special 



Chief of the Legal and Patent Division of 
Houdry Process Corporation, 225 South 16th 
Street, Philadelphia 2, Pa., is Gordon A. Kessler, 
former star quartterback of the University of 
Maryland football team. 

Mr. Kessler is stated as a thoroughly ex- 
perienced patent and attorney and legal Counsel. 

Maryland B. S. '29, Chemistry (A & S), 
Kappa Alpha, Gordon Kessler won the Silvester 
Medal for excellence in athletics ir. 1929. 

Coming to Maryland from McKinley Tech in 
Washington, Mr. Kessler, after graduating from 
Maryland attended Georgetown University and 
New York University. He received his law 
degree from the latter school and is a member 
of the New York bar. 

Prior to handling Houdry Process Corporation's 
Legal and Patent Division, Mr. Kessler served 
as patent attorney for the Texas Company for 
five years. Earlier experience included six years 
as patent attorney for the Allied Chemical and 
Dye Company for four years as patent examiner 
in the U. S. Patent Office, Washington, D. C. 

Mr. Kessler writes : 

"In March, I had occasion to be in San 
Francisco to see officials of the Standard Oil 
Company of California and while there, I looked 
up a Charles Dodson whose technical papers 
I had seen in various publication?. 

"He turned out to be, as I had hoped, Charlie 
Dodson, 1930, who played on teams with me at 
Tech High in Washington and at Maryland. 
We just had time for a short visit, but I 
found that Charlie looked well and was getting 
along fine in the Production Department of 

"He has done some excellent original work 
with mixtures of hydrocarbon gases at extremely 
high pressures. Dr. Haring may have read his 
papers. They have to do with the phenomenon 
of retrograde condensation which was resur- 
rected by Drs. Sage and Lacey of Cal. Tech. 
in the late 1930's. 

"His address is, c/o Standard Oil Company 
of California, 225 Bush Street. San Francisco, 
California " 

4. Power to keep a group working to- 
ward a common goal. 

5. A voice that suggests confidence. 

6. A liking for making decisions. 

7. Ability to give clear-cut instructions. 

8. A habit of seeking new and improved 

9. Freedom from prejudice. 

10. Calm acceptance of criticism. 

11. Willingness to receive suggestion from 

12. Ability to praise work without fulsome 

13. Ability to criticize constructively with- 
out antagonizing. 

14. The habit of giving reasons for orders 
and seeing that they are understood. 

15. Courage to take responsibility for your 
own blunders. 

16. The habit of using facts in making 

17. Quickness in making decisions without 
"going off half-cocked." 

18. Ability to see a vision of achievement. 

19. Ability to remain calm, cool and ob- 
servant in times of stress. 


Until the late stages of the recent war, 
when we had the stuff to "throw at 'em 
everything but the kitchen sink," there 
were occassions when combat units got by 
as best they could on the tools they had. 

Pitifully underequipped were the Marines 
on Guadalcanal. Even underfed. They 
lived on Jap rations. In order to do so 
they had to first kill Japs. 

However, you do the best you can with 
what they give you. Most every service 
man knows the Marines' motto. Semper 
Fidelis, (Always Faithful) . Fewer are 
familiar with the Marines' working motto, 
"Do the best you know how with the tools 
you've got." 

The history of the world's accomplish- 
ments is studded with events made possible 
by men who did the best they could with 
inadequate tools. 

When most colleges and Universities, not 
blessed with Navy help, abandoned their 
athletic programs, the University of Mary- 
land carried on, doing the best they could 
with the tools they had. 

The value of the determination to deliver 
the goods even when under-equipped is 
beautifully set forth in the poem, "Op- 
portunity," by Edward Rowland Sill. Not 


Major Newton Cox is back at Maryland in 
the College of Military Science and Tactics, 
Physical Education, Health Education and Rec- 

Alumni will recall the Major as the 1939 
Southern Conference middleweight champion 
with a left hand that had dynamite in it. He 
coached a lot of boxing and other sports in the 
Army and handled a big program in that line 
in Europe. He also played a lot of first base 
with Service team mates from the major leagues. 


Back at College Park as Superintendent of 
Plant Maintenance and Operation is George O. 
Weber, of Washington, D. C. 

Mr. Weber, Engineering '33 (Sigma Chi) was 
class president '33, played basketball and was 
ROTC cadet commander. 

After leaving the University the new Plant 
Superintendent was with the U. S. Coast and 
Geodetic Survey and later was Sales Engineer 
with the C. A. Dunham Company of Chicago, 
as their Baltimore represenative. D ing well 
in his chosen profession Mr. Weber entered the 
Army in February of 1940 and served with the 
famed 29th Division. Later followed assignments 
in Miltary Intelligence in the War Department, 
Command and General Staff School at Fort. 
Leavenworth, Kansas, and the 92nd Infantry 

As an Infantry Battalion Commander he 
served in Italy where he was twice wounded 
and, for gallantry in action, received the Silver 
Star and the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster. 

He also wears the Italian Military Order of 
Merit, the Defense Medal for pre-Pearl Harbor 
service, general service ribbon, Atlantic ribbon 
and European Theatre ribbon with three battle 

Leaving the active list with the rank of 
Lieutenant Colonel this officer will continue his 
interest and activities in military training as 
Commanding Officer of the recenrly authorized 
Military Police Battalion of the District of 
Columbia National Guard. 

a bad bit of verse to memorize. Here it is: 
"This I beheld, or dreamed it in a dream: 
There spread a cloud of dust along a plain; 
And underneath the cloud, or on it, raged 
A furious battle, and men yelled, and swords 
Shocked upon swords and shields. A prince's 

Wavered, then staggered backward, hemmed 

by foes. 
A craven hung along the battle's edge. 
And thought, "Had I a sword of keener 

steel — 
That blue blade that the king's son bears, — 

but this 
Blunt thing — !" he snapt and flung it 

from his hand, 
And lowering crept away and left the field. 
Then came the king's son, wounded, sore 

And weaponless, and saw the broken sword, 
Hilt-buried in the dry and trodden sand, 
And he ran and snatched it, and with battle 

Lifted afresh he hewed his enemy down, 
And saved a great cause that heroic day." 


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lication by the alumni itself. 

Alumni are urgently requested to supply the office of publication at College Park with changes of address known to any 
alumni, news items of general or personal interest, occupational and professional items, social news, births, engagements, 
marriages, deaths. 

In these pages alumni news is top priority "MUST" news and the more news received the better the publication will be. 

Please accord us your support. 

highest level of plans for redeployment of 

JN Chungking. China. Lieutenant Col- Chinese Armies. During this period, Lieu- 
onel John Logan Schutz was awarded tenant Colonel SCHUTZ worked with the 


'N Chungking. China. Lieutenant Col- 
onel John Logan Schutz was awarded 
the Oak Leaf Cluster to the Legion of 

Colonel Schutz, Agriculture '3 8, MS 
in Agriculture Economics '40, entered the 
Army in 1 940 and is in the regular 

The citation: 

Lieutenant Colonel JOHN LOGAN 
SCHUTZ, 0-24229, General Staff Corps, 
United States Army, is awarded the OAK 
MERIT for exceptionally meritorious 
service as the Assistant Chief of Staff. G-3, 
Chungking Army Liaison Group for the 
period 15 October 1945 to 3 January 
1946. and as a member of the Theater 
Planning Section for the period 4 January 
1946 to 29 March 1946. During the 
period 15 October 1945 to 3 January 1946, 
Lieutenant Colonel SCHUTZ performed in 
an outstanding manner the duties of G-3, 
Chungking Army Liaison Group. As a 
regular member of the Combined Chinese- 
American Staff he was responsible for the 
presentation to the Chinese of American 
operational advice, assistance, requi.ements 
and plans, and for the coordination on the 

Chinese Vice Minister of War in the prep- 
aration of plans for the post-war Chinese 
Army and demobilization program. The 
plans became the basis for the Chinese 
peace-time army plans which were adopted 
by the Chinese Government. Throughout 
his service in Chungking. Lieutenant Colonel 
SCHUTZ was in daily contact with high 
officials in the Chinese National Government. 
His accomplishments in this position con- 
tributed immeasurably to the successful 
implementation of American policy in 
China. In addition to official duties. Lieu- 
tenant Colonel SCHUTZ organized and 
supervised an athletic program for all 
military personnel in Chungking. During 
the period 4 January to 25 March 1946, 
he performed the duties of Assistant Plans 
Officer in the Theater Planning Section. 
He was charged with preparation of de- 
tailed plans for the Military Advisory 
Gioup. During the planning period, he was 
responsible for the preparation of all interim 
messages to the War Department pertaining 
to the Military Advisory Group. Lieu- 


In Chungking, China, Major General Macldocks, Deputy Commander, U. S. Forces in China, 
congratulates Maryland's Lieutenant Colonel John Logan Schutz. 


Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

R. M 
A. C. 
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Founded in 1892 
Watkins, '23, College Park 


Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
Speer, 18. Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 
W. Cobey, '30, College Park 



The Publication of the Alumni 


Harvey L. Miller, Managing Editor 

Jane A. Wells Circulation Manager 

tenant Colonel SCHUTZ assisted by a 
representative of the G-4 Section prepared 
detailed plans for the Tables of Organi- 
zation and Equipment required for the pre- 
integration training of Communist Forces 
in North China and later prepared plans 
for the target date and equipment require- 
ments for the Chinese peace-time army. 
Another important project which this 
officer handled was the preparation of the 
Operational Directive for the Nanking 
Headquarters Command. Lieutenant Colonel 
SCHUTZ outstanding accomplishments re- 
flect great credit upon himself and the 
Armed Forces of the United States. 


Back home at 818 N. Filmore St., 
Ailington, Va. is Robert H. Yeatman, 
University of Maryland, BS '43. Engineer- 
ing. Alpha Lambda Tau. 

Commissioned Ensign in 1943; called 
to active duty in September of that year. 
Mr. Yeatman trained as an Airborne Elec- 
tronics Maintenance Officer and was assigned 
to Carrier Air Group Eighty-six. 

The Air Group was assigned to the 
U. S. S. Wasp for the period from March 
to October 1945, participating in various 
strikes against the Japanese homeland. 

In November 1945 his duty with the 
Air Group ended. Mr. Yeatman was assigned 
to the Aircraft Assembly and Repair De- 
partment. Naval Air Station, Norfolk, 

He was promoted to Lieutenant (junior 
grade) in January of 1945. 


A recent visitor on the Maryland campus 
was Harry A. Jarvis. Merlin. Maryland, 
up from Argentina for a visit. Mr. Jarvis 
has been in Argentina since 1931 with the 
oil refining firm Cia Nativ de Petroleos. 

He began with that firm as an assistant 
in the technical department and moved up 
through the various offices to the position 
or President and General Manager. 

Mr. Jarvis will be recalled as one of 
Maryland's most active students. He was 
football manager and also busied himself 
in various student activities. 

He graduated with the class of 19 30 
with a BS after having majored in Mechan- 
ical Engineering. 

Mr. Jarvis is married to the former 
Lillian Clarkson. of Bradford, England. 
There are two youngsters, Harry A. Jarvis, 
Jr., age 9, and Joan Gail Jarvis, 7. 

His family accompanied Mr. Jarvis on 
his visit to his native land and the campus 
of his alma mater. They arrived in the 
United States in April and will return to 
Argentina this fall. 

Looking over the campus Mr. Jarvis gave 
out with the usual, "You'd hardly know 
the old place now". 

As they note Maryland's growth, former 
students, after visits to the campus, in- 
the institution. 


Major Paul E. Bruehl, Centreville, Mary- 
land, was congratulated recently by General 
Courtney H. Hodges, Commanding General, 
First Army, upon receipt of his commission 
in the Regular Army. Major Bruehl was 
one of forty-five First Army Officers to 
secure Regular Army Commissions when 
the Army recently appointed 9 600 addition- 
al officers through competitive tests. 

Major Bruehl entered the Army and 
served as Liaison Officer in the 29ih Division 
with the 3 6th Brigade, British Army, as 
Liaison Officer with the G-5 Mission to the 
First French Army, Sixth Army Group 
and as Military Government Officer with 
the Third Army. Major Bruehl served in 
the Assistant G-l Division of the First 

Major Bruehl wears the European Theater 
Ribbon with six battle stars, the Combat 
Infantry Medal and the Bronze Arrowhead 
for amphibious landings in North Africa 
and Southern France. 

Major Bruehl attended the University 
of Maryland. Graduate school in 1938, '39, 

His wife, Mrs. Margaret B. Buehl, re- 
sides at Centreville. Maryland. 


Lieutenant Colonel Francis X. Beamer, 
U. S. M. C, star University of Maryland 
all around athlete and great football end, 
BS '40 (Commerce-Accounting) is now 
stationed in Philadelphia as Inspector- 
Instructor for the newly formed Phila- 
delphia Reserve Battalion. 

His address is Quarters M-7, Marine 
Barracks, Naval base, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Charlotte Stubbs Mildred Stubbs 

These two Mount Rainier sisters, both 
honor graduates from the University of 
Maryland and more recently, teachers to- 
gether at the Bladensburg High School are 
now in separate places — one in Vienna, 
Austria, and the other in New York City — 
to gain new laurels. 

Misses Mildred and Charlotte Stubbs are 
the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Burns A. 
Stubbs of 4221 Twenty-ninth street. 
Mount Rainier. Their father is assistant to 
the director of the Freer Art Gallery in 

A year's leave of absence was granted 
by the Prince Georges County Board of 
Education to Charlotte, who finished No. 
1 in her class at the University of Maryland 
in 1942, to go to Vienna to teach children 
of American occupation force personnel, 
under the sponsorship of the War Depart- 
ment. She is 24 years old. 

Mildred, who received her master's degree 
at Middleburg (Vt.) College resigned 
August 1 from the county school system 
to work for the French Chamber of Com- 
merce in New York City. Now 25, she 

majored in French and English at Maryland 
and won her master's degree in those 

Both girls have followed almost parallel 
careers. Both attended Mount Rainier High 
School, and were members of Sigma Kappa 
and received the Motor Board Award at the 
University of Maryland. Charlotte majored 
in mathematics and English and won her 
master's degree after three summers at the 
College Park campus and one at New York 

Mildred joined the Bladensburg High 
faculty staff first and in her five years there 
has taught French and been in charge of the 
library. Charlotte began her duties there 
two years ago teaching mathematics and 
acting as guidance counselor when Principal 
C. Paul Barnhart was transferred there. 
She also served under Mr. Barnhart for two 
years at Greenbelt High School. 

Charlotte was recommended for the 
Vienna assignment by Maryland State 
School Supt. Thomas G. Pullen, jr. She 
will teach mathematics to high school pupils 
there also, it was learned. 


Lieutenant Colonel Bob Walton, U. S. 
A., is on duty in ETO after a tour of 
duty at San Antonio, Texas and Carlisle 
Barracks, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 

Bob will be recalled as a lacrosse and 
boxing star who graduated in 1938. He 
turned in an outstanding service reaord with 
the 95th Division in Europe. 

As a member of Maryland's great 1937 
conference championship boxing team, Wal- 
ton turned in his best performance by 
knocking out Morty Caplin at Virginia 
to help Maryland win from the Cavaliers, 
5 to 3, all of the Terrapins' wins being 
kayos. It was Bob's first and only year 
on the team but he had learned something 
about correct, on balance, counter punching. 

Colonel Walton is the proud father of 
three youngsters, two girls and a baby boy. 


George A. Kelly, formerly of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, has been appointed 
to a teaching post in the Ohio State Uni- 
versity department of psychology. 

Kelly, who rose to the rank of comman- 
der in the aviation psychology division of 
the Navy during the war, took his bachelor's 
degree at Park College in Missouri, his 
master's at the University of Kansas, and 
his doctorate at Iowa State University. He 
taught one summer at OSU as a visiting 


"I'm in charge of the Salisbury office of 
the Farm Security Administration after 
serving four and a half years with the 
Army Air Forces." writes Howard M. 
Bailey, '41, from P. O. Box 34, Trappe, 



Selected for regular Army Commission is 
Lieutenant Colonel Earl L. Edwards, 7327 Piney 
Branch Road. Takoma Park, Md. 

Coloney Edwards is currently stationed in 
Ge many as Executive Officer of the Decarteh- 
zation Branch, Economics Division, Office of 
Military Government. . 

Colonel Edwards graduate from University o! 
Maryland as Bachelor of Arts in 1934. Ph. Delta 
Theta. He was commissioned a Se™nd Lieu 
tenant, Infantry Reserve in 1934. In 193- he 
w7u the Gold Medal as the student contributing 
most to the success of the University band. 


Clinton (N. J.) Board of Education, 
voted to accept the resignation of Robert 
T. Gray a graduate of the University of 
Maryland. (Agriculture 1 9 1 4) , as instructor 
in vocational agriculture in Clinton High 
School. Mr. Gray has been forced to re- 
sign because of ill health, a position he had 
held since 1926. 

Twenty years ago the Clinton Board of 
Education voted to establish a curriculum 
in vocational agriculture that would serve 
the interests and needs of farm people in 
the Clinton High School area. It then re- 
quested the State Supervisor of Agricultural 
Education to help select a teacher of agricul- 
ture to carry on the work. As a result of 
interviews with several candidates. Mr. 
Robert T. Gray who was a former teacher 
of agriculture in Maryland and a former 
county agricultural agent in West Virginia, 
was unanimously elected by the Board to 
fill the position. 

In his early years at Clinton, Mr. Gray 
not only taught vocational agriculture, but 
also was active in coaching baseball and 
football, and in teaching physical education. 
He also organized an active chapter of the 
Future Farmers of America, which his own 
students designated as the "Farmer Gray" 
chapter. As advisor of this chapter, he 
has developed successful applicants for the 
State public speaking contest and for the 
State Farmer degree; and has interested his 
students in high grade dairy animals, pull- 
orum-tested chicks, hybrid corn, farm and 
home safety, and soil conservation practices, 
including the growing of soybeans and other 
>oil-building crops. Thruout the years, too, 

his students have demonstrated their ability 
by winning trophies and other awards in 
such state cooperative activities as judging 
and project contests, pullet rearing, corn 
glowing, apple, and egg grading. 
And it Farmer Gray's many students were 
to speak, they would doubtless cite many 
numerous edifying incidents that occurred 
in the classroom and farm shop; and on 
field trips, tours and project visitations, 
not included here. 


Henry J. Rassier, Maryland '43 (Sigma 
Nu) in Soil Scientist in the Soil Con- 
servation Service of the Agriculture De- 
partment at Broom County in N. Y. State. 
He lives at 8 Pearl Avenue, Binghamton, 
N. Y.. with his wife and daughter. 

He has recently been discharged from the 
Army after serving overseas with the 80th 
Division of the 3rd Army, and was awarded 
the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals 
while participating in the campaigns of 
Normandy. Northern France. Ardennes, 
Rhineland, and Central Europe. 


Daniel F. Lynch, DDS, Maryland '24 has 
resumed practice in Washington, D. G. Dr. 
Lynch did a lengthy tour of duty in the Navy 
Dental Corps. 


Lieut. Col. A. Edward Williamson, of 
Laurel, has accepted a position as Chief of 
Saniiary Mission of the Unitarian Service 
Committee, Rome. Italy. His work will 
center in . the refugee camps controlled by 
the Italian Government. 

During bis service in the Armed Forces, 
Col. Williamson spent two years in La 
Pa. Bolivia, South America, where he was 
detailed to the Inter-American Affairs Com- 
mittee, and was honored by an appoint- 
ment as honorary professor of engineering 
at the University of La Paz. Mr. William- 
son received his master's degree in sanitary 
engineering from the University of Mary- 


Melvin S. Baker, New Windsor, Mary- 
land, writes, "My Marine Corps emblem 
has been, since March 27th, replaced by 
the 'ruptured duck' ". 


Lt. Col. Raymond B. Graeves, Jr., 13005 
Gcoigia Avenue, was awarded the Army 
Commendation Ribbon for meritorious 
service, on July 3rd. In addition to the 
Commendation Ribbon, Colonel Graeves, 
holds the Bronze Star Medal with two 
Oak Leaf Clusters, the French Croix de 
Guerre, and five battle stars. 

In 1937, Colonel Graeves graduated from 
the Maryland University, where he received 
a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business 
Administration, and afterward worked as 
an accountant. He is a member of Lambda 
Chi Alpha fraternity. In 1940 he went 
into the Army, spending two years overseas. 

With his wife and two children, Mary, 
seven, and Carol, five. Colonel Graeves 
is residing at Belton, Texas, near Camp 
Hood, where he is stationed. 

Colonel Graeves plans to make the Army 
his career. 


Frank W. Taylor, Jr., of Ridgely, Mary- 
land, a graduate of the University of Mary- 
land with a B. S. in dairy husbandry, will 
continue work toward his master of science 
degree in dairy husbandry at Texas A. ft M. 

In addition to his studies, Mr. Taylor 
has accepted a graduate assistant instructor- 
ship in the A. 6S M. dairy husbandry de- 
partment and will teach creamery practice 
and dairy cattle judging. 

He is a member of Alpha Gamma Rho, 
on agricultural fraternity (Maryland 
chapter) . 


Out of the Marine Corps, married and in 
business in Chicago, 111. is Lieutenant Colonel 
Charles L. Cogswell, Arts and Science '36. Delta 
Sigma Phi while at the University, Charlie was 
active in all student activities but still found 
time to enlist, train and go to anuual field 
training periods with Coloney Heinie Miller's 
crack Fifth Marine Reserve Battalion. Upon 
graduation from Maryland. Cogswell was also 
honor graduate in the Quantico Platoon Leader's 
class. Mobilized on 1 November 1940 this officer 
served in Cuba and then in the Pacific on 
Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and Okinewa. 

As an enlisted man Charley won his battalion's 
medals as the best drilled private and the best 
drilled guidon bearer. As an officer he continued 
the motion and came through with the Legion 
of Merit, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the 
Purple Heart. On Guadalcanal, under fire, he 
was decorated for coolness a nd bravery in action. 


cro the ^Lumni! 



ARYLAND after the publication of the alumni of the University of Mary- 
land, herewith resumes publication under conditions which it hopes will enable 
it to keep pace, in size and appearance, with the rapid growth of the Univer- 
sity as a whole. It is the intention to make the magazine a medium of ex- 
pression which should represent adequately the University and the State. 

The University will finance the first three issues of the magazine. 

Copies will be sent to every alumnus whose address is available. It is hoped 

that after the first three issues, there will be sufficient alumni interest to 
finance in large part, if not completely, the publication. 

Also, plans are underway to develop, centralzie, and vitalize an or- 
ganization of alumni of the University, so that alumni strength and influence 
will be commensurate with the number of alumni. In this development the 
new publication will play a vital part. 

This issue of the magazine sets a standard that the University and 
alumni should maintain. 

The Editors herewith extend greetings to all, and ask your support- 



Colonel Bernard Dubel, U. S. Marine Corps. 
Maryland '17, a veteran of many years of 
Marine Corps service the world over, is now 
stationed at Marine Barracks. Parris Island, 
S. C. 


Hutton D. Slade. 125 Lake Avenue, 
Staten Island 3. N. Y., '35, Agriculture, 
(Alpha Gamma Rho) is at present work- 
ing in his prewar position as Research 
Bacteriologist and Biochemist in the in- 
dustrial development and production of 
enzymes and antibiotic substances. 

Mr. Slade recently finished 3 years service 
in the Sanitary Corps. U. S. Army as 
medical laboratory officer (Bacteriologist). 
He was commissioned 1st Lt. and received 
his Majority one year before discharge. 
His overseas service was in the ETO with 
the 83rd and 239th General Hospitals, and 
the 10th Medical Laboratory. 

His wife is the former Eileen Pryor of 
Baltimore and they have one son, Richard 
Gary. 4 years old. 


Mrs. Edith de Becker Sebald. wife of 
a former University of Maryland student, 
"a citizen of nowhere'' after 19 years of 
uncertainty, was "adopted" by the United 
States through a special Act of Congress. 

The daughter of a British father and a 
Japanese mother, and the wife of a State 
Department official, her immigration status 
has had a tangled background during her 
married life. 

She married William J. Sebald, a grad- 
uate of the U. S. Naval Academy. 19 years 
ago in Kobe. Japan, and automatically lost 
her Japanese citizenship by the marriage. 
Because of immigration laws restricting 
Japanese immigration, she was unable t» 
become a United States citizen. 

T n 1930. her husband resigned from the 
Navy to study law at the University of 
Maryland. Receiving his degree, he entered 
her father's law firm in Japan and practiced 
there until 19 39. The day following Pearl 
Harbor he reentered the service. 

During World War II he received com- 
mendation from Navy Secretary James V. 
i orrestal for his work as chief of the Pacific 
section, combat intelligence unit of the 
i i r st Fleet. He recently left active duty 
as a Captain. 

Mrs. Sebald worked for the Office of 
Strategic Services during the war as a con- 
sultant in psychological warfare work. 

Her sister. Mrs. Thomas J. Pratt, has 
. nly ucently reached the United States with 
het British husband after three years of 
Japanese internment in the infamous camp 
at Santo Tomas in the Philippines. 

A brother was killed while serving as an 
artilleryman with the Btitish army. A 
second brother has been unheard of since 
ihe end of hostil.ties. He also had served 
with British fo.ces. 

Mrs. Sebald. a Boston fininishing school 
product, was born near Yokohama. Her 
father founded the international law firm 
of De Becker. De Becker « Sebald. 


Charles M. Young. Engineering '41, is 
back at his home, 4824 7th St.. N. W., 
Washington. D. C. after a tour of duty in 
the Army Engineers. 

Upon graduation Young was employed 
by the Dupont Company, followed by 
service in the Army. He served in Europe 
with the 3.01st Engineer Combat Battalion 
of the 76th Infantry Division until VE 
day when he was transferred to the 105th 
Engineer Combat Battalion of the 30th 
Infantry Division. He was headed for the 
Pacific when the atom bomb on Hiroshima 
put the cue ball in the corner pocket for 
the Mikado. 

A tour of duty at Fort Belvoir. where 
most engineer troops wind up. gave Young 
a chance to take in some of the College 
Park sports events, thence to Fort Meade 
for discharge as a Staff Sergeant. 

During all of his service overseas Staff 
Sergeant Young regularly received the 
Alumni News. 


Governor O'Conor. appointed Omar D. 
Crothers. Jr., of Elkton. chairman of the 
State Board of Correction. 

Mr. Crothers. 3 7-year-old Marine Corps 
veteran and lawyer, succeeds Thomas N. 
Biddison in the post. Mr. Biddison resigned 
to become a special assistant to J. Bernard 
Wells. State's Attorney. 

Mr. Crothers. a grand-nephew of the 
late Governor Austin L. Crothers. is a 
native of Cecil County. 

He graduated from the Elkton High 
School in 1925 and graduated from the 
University of Maryland at College Park in 
1929. where he received a Bachelor of Arts 
from the Pre-Law School. He is a member 
of Sigma Nu, and in 1929 received Mary- 
land ring for Maryland man outstanding 
for the year in athletics. He studied law 
at the University of Maryland and in 193 3 
was admitted to the bar. He has practiced 
law in Cecil County since that time. 

Mr. Crothers joined the Marines and was 
assigned to the First Division. He was 
commissioned a lieutenant and. upon leav- 
ing the service, was a captain. He served 
in the Pacific. 



Mr. Richard S. Sutton has been appointed 
Assistant County Agent in Cecil County 
it was recently announced by Mr. E. I. 
Oswald. Assistant Director of Extension 
Service. University of Maryland, and Mr. 
J. Z. Miller. County Agent of Cecil County. 

Mr. Sutton is a native of Kent County, 
Md. As a farm boy he took an active part 
in 4-H club work, where interest started 
when he was 1 2 years old. He continued 
as a 4-H member until he left the farm to 
attend college. 

Mr. Sutton is a graduate of the Galena 
High School and graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in 1939. where he 
received a Bachelor of Science Degree from 
the College of Agriculture. He majored in 
Agronomy, for two years Mr. Sutton was 
Director of a State Agricultural Experi- 
mental Station in Venezuela. South 
America: for two years he was Assistant 
Director of Agricultural Experiment Station 
in U. S. Virgin Islands and in charge of 
dcmonstrational work in Agriculture for 
two of the Islands: for the last three years 
he has been Assistant County Agent in 
Harford County. Md. It is of interest to 
note that Harford County was the leading 
county of the United States in the number 
of 4-H National Contest winners in 1945 
at the National 4-H Club Congress. 


Etta C. Link. M. D., University of 
Maryland (Med) '42. B.S. '39. College 
Park, announces the opening of her office 
for the practice of pediatrics at 4510 Har- 
ford Road. Baltimore. 14, Maryland. 

Following graduation in 1942 Dr. Link 
interned for one year at the University 
Hospital in Baltimore and spent one year 
as assistant resident at the Receiving Hospital 
in Detroit. Mich, and two years at Child- 
ren's Hospital of Michigan. pediatric 


Dr. J. Fred Leinbach, Acting Dean, College 
of Agriculture, University of Maryland, who 
resigned to become President of South Dakota 
State College of Agriculture and Mechanical 


Maj. R. Eugene (Zimmy) Zimmerman, 
'40 Arts and Scenes, of Baltimore, has 
chipped in at iast with some news, and in 
a letter to Bill Hottel explained his service 
wanderings as follows: 

"I was relieved from active duty from 
the Army on May 10. It just occured to 
me that I never have written to the Alumni 
News since I was drafted on December 5, 
1941. As a matter of fact, 1 just received 
my first copy of the News in four years. 

"Right after I was drafted, I went to 
Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and was a pri- 
vate there for eight months before going 
to Engineer OCS at Fort Belvoir. I was 
commissioned a second l.eutanant in the 
Corps of Engineers on August 28, 1942, 
and went to the Pacific Theater as a captain 
in 1944. While overseas I was assigned to 
an Engineer aviation battalion and did 
building work all through New Guinea and 
in the Philippines. I was p omotei to 
major in August, 1945, while in the 
Philippines and stayed there until I was 
eligible to return to th? United States. 

"It sure is great to be home and rijht 
now I am using some of my terminal leave 
to sharpen up my golf game. 

"Following the close rf mv terminal 
leave I will go to work for *hr Houston, 
Tex., Oil Company and w-uld like to hear 
from my friends at that address. 

"Give my bes~ rega-ds to your danghter, 
Betty, one of my classrmtes: Jim Keho-, 
Swede Eppley. Dr. Bvrd or anv other of 
my old friends you rmy rrn ac-os". 




First Lieutenant Do-othy E. White, 
former University of Maryland g'.rl. who 
has been in th; Women's Army Corps 
since early 1943. has a new and mo;t in- 
teresting job. 

Lieutenant White was recently assigned 
as special assistant to Brigadier Geneal N. 
H. McKay. Commanding General of San 
Francisco Port of Embarkation. Her duties 
arc those of an aide-de-camp. 

She is the daughter of M-s. George 
Luberoff, the step-daughter of Brigadier 
General George Luberoff. USA Retired, 
both residing at the Schuyler Arms in 
Washington, and the grand-daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Griffith, also of the 

Lieutenant White entered the Women's 
Army Corps as an enlistee. She was com- 
missioned in June 1943 and was shortly 
thereafter assigned to Camp Stoneman, San 
Francisco Port staging area. Next assign- 
ment sent her to the Army Hospital Ship 
Acadia in charge of the Educational Re- 
conditioning Program. She made four 
round trips to Europe and two to the 
Philippines. Coming ashore, she came back 
to San Francisco Port of Embarkation and 
her new assignment in the Commanding 
General's office. 

Native of Washington and graduate of 
Western High there, she attended University 
of Maryland in 1927-28. where she was 
a member of Kappa Xi sorority and 

graduated from University of California 
at Los Angles. During her college period, 
she studied art during the summer months Lhe late Charles Hawthorne at Prov- 
incetown, Mass. Her residence in Los 
Angles, however, aroused her interest in the 
motion picture industry and she became a 
script writer, first with Paramount and then 
with Hal Roach. Her last screen credit 
before entering service was for the movie 
"Miss Polly" with Zasu Pitts as star. 


The former Patricia Schutz who received 
a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1939, is now 
Mrs. Keith Henderson, wife of an Army 
Captain. Mrs. Henderson writes that mail 
to her should be addressed to 1305 West 
Street. Annapolis, from where it will be 
forwarded to her as she, being an Army 
wife, moves about considerably. She was 
enrolled in the College of Arts and Science, 
and is a member of Delta Delta Delta 
Sorority. Mrs. Henderson is currently in 
Germany with her husband who is with the 
Army of Occupation at Roth. Germany. 
Fiom there they expect shortly to be as- 
signed to duty somewhere in Bavaria. 


Fred Simon. Jr.. Theta Chi, class of '39. 
after a tour of duty as a Lieutenant in the 
Navy, is now with Butler Brothers, Balto- 
more. Fred writes. "I gave up accounting 
and am now selling." 


Paul Millinix. Agriculture '36 (Alpha 
Gamma Rho and Alpha Zeta), was re- 
cently piomoteJ to Assistant Director. 
Southern Sta e; General Distiibution Ser- 
v ce, with offices in Richmond, Va. 

Mr. Mullinix had been manager with 
Southern State; Management Service serv- 
ing Maryland-Delaware territory. He began 
with that firm in their Bel Air store and 
was made District Manager in January, 
1939. In June 1943 he was transferred 
to West Virginia, later returning to the 
Maryland-Delaware area. 

Mr. Mullin'x is married to the former 
Carolyn Young. Home Economics '3 7 
(Alpha Xi Delta). 

Writes an Executive of the firm employ- 
ing Mr. Mullinix. "Paul is doing a grand 
job. He's going places. He's a credit to 
the University of Maryland". 


Three University of Maryland graduates 
received Master's degrees from George Wash- 
ington University in the same class that 
graduated Miss Margaret Truman (A.B. 
in history) and awarded her father, Presi- 
dent Harry S. Truman an Honorary Degree 
as Doctor of Laws. 

The young ladies are Marjorie Lee 
Hackett, of Secretary, Md., M. A. in 
Education, who received her B. S. in 
Education at Maryland in 1940;, Jeanette 
Owen Jenkins, 4621 38th St., N. W., 
Washington, D. C. M. A. in History. 
who received her. A. B. at Maryland in 
1943; and Alice Susan Morgan, 1725 
Jackson St., N. E., Washington D. C. 
M. A. in Education, who received her B. S. 
at Maryland in 1938. 


The Maryland State Department of 
Education recently announced the appoint- 
ment of Harry M. McDonald as State 
Supervisor of Agricultural Instruction. Mr. 
McDonald has been principal of Sparks 
Schools in Baltimore County since 1930. 
An outstanding administrator and leader in 
civic and agricultural activities in Baltimore 
County, he is considered as one of the 
ablest school men in the state. 

A graduate of the University of Mary- 
land, (Agricultural Education BS '20) 
Mr. McDonald received his Masters De- 
gree at Columbia University. Additional 
giaduate work was taken at the University 
of Chicago. University of Wisconsin, and 
Johns Hopkins. 

Mr. McDonald will succeed Dr. Harold 
F. Cotterman. Head of Agricultural In- 
struction at the University of Maryland 
who, in addition, has been supervising 
agriculture in high schools throughout the 
state. Dr. Cotterman has resigned from 
his position with the state school system 
to take over additional administrative re- 
sponsibilities at the University. 


Writes Edith Scales Silcox. 1185 Park 
Ave.. Apt 8A. New York 28. N. Y. "I 
am working as a dining room supervisor 
for the American Telephone and Telegraph 
Company. It involves heavy week-ends 
as the restaurant business always does. But 
I'll take off one of the week-ends for 


"Four graduates of the University of 
Maryland are at the University of Illinois. 
Urbana, 111. They are: Ted Vial, who is 
doing graduate work in Chemistry: Mrs. 
Finch Stowell (former Lida Sargeant) and 
her husband — Lida starts teaching high 
school English this fall and has been work- 
ing at the University, and her husband is 
in engineering; Mrs. Robert Roose (former 
Bessie Arnold) and her husband: and Mrs. 
Robert Armagast (former Jady Woodring) 
and her husband, Mrs. Armagast is an 
editorial assistant at the University Press 
and her husband is working on his doc- 
torate. All the boys are going to school on 
the G. I. Bill of Rights." 



Dr. Franklin L. Burdettc of Butler 
University, Indianapolis, Indiana, has been 
appointed as an Associate Professor of 
Government and Politics in the College of 
Business and Public Administration, Uni- 
versity of Maryland. 

Dr. Burdctte, a native of Huntington, 
West Virginia, was graduated from Marshall 
College in that city in 1934, and received 
an A. M. from the University of Nebraska 
in 1935, an A. M. from Princeton Uni- 
versity in 1937, and a Ph. D. in politics 
from Princeton in 193 8. He has also 
studied in the graduate schools of the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina and of the Uni- 
versity of Chicago. 

Dr. Burdette served as an associate pro- 
fessor of history and political science at 
Butler University. For the 
past six years he has also been executive 
secretary of the National Foundation for 
Education in American Citizenship in 
Indianapolis. He will continue his relation- 
ship with the Foundation in an editorial 
capacity. Dr. Burdette served as an instruc- 
tor in politics at Princeton University from 
1936 to 1937 and from 1938 to 1939, 
and in the following year as a research 
associate with the Princeton Local Govern- 
ment Survey. 

Going to Butler in 1940 as assistant 
professor, he was appointed associate pro- 
ressor in 1943. 

He is the author of Filibustering in the 
Senate, a book published in 1940 by the 
Princeton University Press and is the editor 
of Education for Citizen Responsibilities, 
published in 1942. He is also the editor 
of the biographical directory of the American 
Political Science Association. The first 
edition of the directory was published in 
1945 and the second edition is scheduled 
for 1948. He has also contributed articles 
to professional journals and has written 
pamphlets in the field of political science. 

Dr. Burdette is a member of the Indiana 
War History Commission appointed by the 
governor, a member of the educational 
board of the Indianapolis Y. M. C. A. 
evening high school. He is a member of 
the committee on civic education of the 
National Council for the Social Studies. 


Stephen F. Cameron, Jr. 20-year-old 
Marine of 7303 Yale ave., College Park, 
Md.. has been appointed to the United 
States Military Acaremy by Senator Millard 
T. Tydings (D., Md.). 

Cameron was a Marine corporal at 
Omura, Japan, when he received word ot 
his appointment at the beginning of this 
month. He flew to the United States to 
accept it. 

A native of Philadelphia. Cameron is 
a graduate of Hyattsville High School and 
attended the University of Maryland for 
two years before joining the Marines in 
February, 1944, where he was enrolled in 
the College of Engineering. He is a graduate 
of the radar and radio school at the Naval 
Research Laboratory. 


Dr. George H. Yeager. associate profes- 
sor of surgery at the University of Mary- 
land Medical School, has been elected to the 
board of directors of the Associated Hos- 
pital Service of Baltimore. Inc. (Blue 
Cross) . 

Dr. Yeager left his post at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland during the war to serve 
as a colonel with the army's 42nd General 
Hospital in the Southwest Pacific. After 
four years of army service, he returned 
to the University last February. He is a 
fellow of the American Surgical Association 
and the Southern Surgical Association. 


Miss Marie Mount, dean of the College 
of Home Economics, Universtiy of Mary- 
land, has been elected Treasurer of the 
American Home Economics Association. 
The A. H. E. A. is the national profes- 
sional association for home economists and 
has a membership of 117,000 with na- 
tional headquarters in Washington. 


The State, County and City Assessors 
of Maryland listened to some of the fore- 
most authorities on assessing when they 
gathered the first of what will be annual 
school sessions to be held at the University 
of Maryland. 

The school emanated from the Super- 
visors and Assessors Association of Mary- 
land and was readily sponsored by the State 
Tax Commission, National Association of 
Assessing Officers and the University of 
Maryland. The school followed the lines 
of other state schools on assessing as held 
in Oklahoma. Connecticut. Texas, Ken- 
tucky and Colorado. The course covered 
basic assessing practice and procedure as 
well as the laws covering same. 

The school opened by Dr. Pullen of 
the State Educational Department and 
closed with the presentation of certificates 
for those completing the course by Dr. H. 
C. Byrd. President of the University. 


The Maryland School Building Institute 
convened at the University of Maryland. 

The program for the convention was in 
charge of Acting Dean Henry Brechbill, 
College of Education. 

Taking a prominent part on the con- 
vention's program was Dr. Thomas G. 
Pullen, Jr., State Superintendent of Schools; 
Dr. R. V. Long, Director. Virginia State 
Planning Board and former Director. Build- 
ing Construction. Virginia State Department 
of Education; Dr. Ray L. Hamon, Chief 
of School Housing Section, United States 
Office of Education; Mr. Paul D. Copper, 
Supervisor of new building constiuction 
for Prince Georges County. 

Dr. Edwin Broome. Supeiintendent of 
Montgomery County, gave a course in the 
Maryland University summer school en- 
titled "School Buildings and Equipment." 
Students in this class were commissioned to 
prepare a digest of the proceedings of the 
entire conference which later appeared as 
a report. The Institute was attended by 
superintendents, school board members, and 
other administrative officers of all the 
counties in Maryland, the City of Baltimore, 
and others outside the state. 

The convention's program consisted of 
a series of addresses and open discussions 
with Dr. Hamon as chief Consultant. 

There were a total of six sessions over 
the three days of the convention. 


College winners of the $1 150 essay con- 
test conducted by National Tax Equality 
Association have been announced by the 
faculty judges who supervised the contest. 

This nation-wide contest had as its 
theme: "The Tax Privilege of Public 
Corporations and Cooperatives and its Im- 
pact on Private Enterprise." National Tax 
Equality Association is insisting that co- 
operative corporations should be required 
to pay Federal income taxes. 

First prize in the contest — $750 cash — 
was awarded to Miss Lila Fundaburk of 
Luverne. Alabama. Miss Fundaburk is a 
student at Northwestern University. Evan- 
ston. Illinois. The second prize of $300 
went to Kenneth Paul Sanow, a student at 
the University of Chicago. John M. Doar 
of New Richmond, Wisconsin, a student at 
Princeton, won third prize of $100. 

Miss Fundaburk, a graduate of the Ala- 
bama College for Women. Montevallo, 
Alabama, gave her winning check of $750 
to that college as a gift. 

The winning essays all agreed that public 
corporations and cooperatives should forfeit 
their tax privileges. Miss Fundaburk's win- 
ning essay described this tax privilege as 

"The tax privilege accorded cooperatives, 
in particular producer cooperatives, though 
not as uniform and as widespread as in the 
case of publicly owned utilities is, neverthe- 
less, substantial enough to reduce the effect- 
iveness of competition, to diminish Federal 
revenue by reducing the Federal tax base, 
to increase the burden on productive tax- 
paying enterprise and to create unfavorable 
comparisons of operating efficiency with 
privately owned taxpaying enterprises." 



Conforming to the plans of development and 
expansion in all activities at the University of 
Maryland, Dr. H. C. Byrd, University President, 
announced the appointment on a full time basis, 
of Professor Harold C. Yeager, as Director of 
University Band and Orchestras. He will have 
charge of the ROTC band as well as the student 
band and student orchestra. 

Mr. Yeager replaces the veteran Master Ser- 
geant Otto Siebeneichen, U. S. Army, retired, 
who had been bandmaster since 1927 and retired 
from Maryland recently. 

The new band leader is a graduate of Carnegie 
Institute of Technology, with B. A. and M. A. 
degrees. He has been in professional music for 
years, having played in the Pittsburgh Symphony 
Orchestra, Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra and 
Band and the Carnegie Band and Dance Orches- 
tra. He was formerly chairman of the Western 
Pennsylvania Bandmasters' Association. Pro- 
fessor Yeager taught music in Pennsylvania and 
Ohio schools for ten years. 

During the war he served 42 months in the 
Army, leaving the service as a First Lieutenant 
of Infantry. 

Professor Yeager is married to the former 
Roberta Long of Spartansburg, South Carolina. 
They will make their home at 7009 Fordham 
Court, College Park, Maryland. 

Professor Yeager is a member of Pi Kappa 
Alpha (social). Phi Sigma and Phi Mu Alpha 

The University of Maryland Band and the 
ROTC Band both function under the Military 

The ROTC Band is composed largely of ROTC 
students, but all students are welcome to 

The University Band plays at athletic events 
and special University occasions. Membership 
in the University Band is open to all students, 
men or women. 


The northeast Section of Agronomists 
convened at the University of Maryland on 
July 22. continuing in session until July 

Thirty five members of the Vocational 
Agricultural Teachers of Maryland con- 
vened at the University of Maryland, from 
July 22 to July 27. 

Thirty two students of the Swedish 
Royal Institute of Technology, of Stock- 
holm, Sweden, due to graduate from that 
school in June of 1947, visited the Uni- 
versity of Maryland on July 24 and 25. 

The group was headed by Professors 
Georg Waestland and Bo Hellstrom. 

The students are studying airports, 
bridges, tunnels, dams, hydro-electric plants 
and other civil engineering projects. 

Their itinerary included New York, 
Boston, Troy, Ithaca, Niagara Falls, Ann 
Arbor, Chicago. Paducah, Chattanooga, 
Knoxville, Huntington, Pittsburgh, and 
Washington, D. C. 


Four members of the teaching staff re- 
signed th.s school year to accept calls to 
high posts in major colleges and universi- 

Dr. Fred H. Leinbach, assistant dean of 
the College of Agriculture and head of the 
department of animal husbandry, was 
elected piesident of the South Dakota State 
College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. 

Dr. Leinbaih's rcsignat on ii effective 
January 1. He came to College Park in 
1938 as professor of animal husbandry. 

Other staff members who have resigned 

George Kelley, associate professor of 
psychology, to accept a post wuh Ohio 
State University and the Veterans Adminis- 
tration in Ohio. 

Dr. Arnold Joyal. professor. College of 
Education, named dean of the College of 
Education at the University of Oklahoma. 

Dr. Charles H. Mahoney, head of the 
horticulture department, named director of 
research for the American Canners' Associa- 


Dr. Chester W. Hitz, of College Park, son-in- 
law of Dean Henry Brechbill, will direct the 
work in Horticulture at the Maine Agricultural 
Experiment Station, President Arthur A. Hauck, 
of the University of Maine announced recently. 

Dr. Hitz is the husband of the former Edith 
Brechbill, BS '36 Education and also Graduate 
School, M.A. 1,940. They have one son, Chester 
B. Hitz. 

Dr. Hitz, a native of Missouri, graduated from 
Missouri in 1935 and received his doctor's degree 
from the University of Maryland in 1941 for 
his work in pomology. He did both teaching and 
research at Maryland. For a time he managed 
Skldmore Orchards, at Skidmore, Mo. 

During World War II, Dr. Hitz was in Europe 
,-s ood and agriculture officer for the American 
military government, in Bavaria. 


Dr. William F. Falls. Assistant Professor 
of Foreign Languages at Maryland sailed 
for Europe on the SS ROCK SPRINGS 
VICTORY, which vessel carried 800 horses 
to war-stricken Czechoslovakia. Dr. Falls 
used the summer months plus leave over 
the first semester to combine useful service 
to starving people and also see what war 
has done to Europe and to study in France. 



Close to 7,000 students are enrolled at 
College Park this year. In 1944-45 it was 
1.672. Twenty five new buildings near 
completion. Carloads of furniture roll in 
on the sidings. Students turned to and did 
the unloading. The campus population hit 
a new high with 3.200. There are 420 
students in twelve fraternity houses, 829 
in dormitories, 928 single veterans in tem- 
porary barracks, 104 married veterans in 
temporary apartments, 275 female students 
in nine sorority houses and 641 girls in 

Day dodgers come from points as far 
away as Hancock, Md. For miles about 
College Park homes in towns and farms are 
accomodating students. Awaiting com- 
pletion of barracks-dorms 350 former GI's 
are housed in cots in the new armory. Meals 
are in three shifts and chow lines are the 
order of the day. with a cafeteria on the 
ground floor of the dining hall. 

The book store works 24 hours a day, 
wrapping books at night for delivery in 
the morning. They're doing a great job 
in that department. 

Mail delivery is bad until new boxes 
are installed. 

It's quite a snafu'd situation but at 
Maryland it is not nearly as bad as at 
other schools. 

Big job to be done. Maryland can do it! 


The first English Catholic Church in 
America was founded in Maryland in 1634, 
St. Mary's County. 

Also the first Presbyterian Church, 1688, 
Somerset County. 

Also the first Methodist Church, 1764, 
in Frederick County. 

While there seems to be some question 
about it, it is claimed that the first Methodist 
Protestant Church in this country was 
founded in Worcester County. 


Back home at College Park is Lieutenant 
William K. Byrd, U. S. Marine Corps Re- 
serve, son of the University's President. His 
two brothers also served. Lieutenant Byrd's 
service with the Leathernecks was mostly in 
the Pacific, all the way to the land of the 
Mikado. He was tank commander. 

Bill Byrd played football under Clark Shaugh- 
nessy in 1942. Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 



WTH appropriate ceremonies, preceded 
by a colorful parade of marching 
units, bands and fire apparatus hom Mary- 
land, Virginia. West Virginia. Delaware. 
New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the University 
of Maryland's Fire Service Extension Build 
ing was dedicated on Septembe. 28. 194t>. 

The dedication program: 

Opening Remarks __ Judge William P. Cole. Jr. 

Chairman, Board of Regents. University of Maryland. Presiding 

Invocation Rev. James M. Minter, Chaplain 

State Firemen's Association 

Welcome To The University .... Dr. H. C. Byrd 

President of the University 
Greetings Fiom Prince George's County. 

Congressman Lansdale G. Sasscer 
"Maryland. My Maryland'' _ Prof. Harlan Randall 

Greetings From The State Governor Herbert R. O'Conor 

Response To Greetings Mr. W. Bartgis Storm 

President. State Firemen's Association 

Response To Greetings Mrs. Mae R. Schoene 

President. Women's Auxiliary. State Firemen's Association 

"America" The Audience 

Dedication Address Mr. Richard E. Vernor 

Manager of the Fire Prevention Department. Western Actuarial 
Bureau; Chairman of the National Fire Department Instructor's 
Conference; Treasurer of Rotary National. 

Response To Dedication Address, ^^^^^^^^^ 

State Comptroller J. Millard Tawes 

"The Star Spangled Banner" .... Audience 

Presentation Of Awards 

Eugene J. C. Raney. Chairman, 
Parade Com 

Chief A. J. Bargagni. of the Bei 
Department, was parade marshall. In former 
years he was marshall of the Labor L 
men's Parades in Washington. D. C. '1 he 1 
prize-cup, the A. J. Bargagni trophy fp 
Maryland Volunteer company making the b 
showing in the parade at the Universii 
to the Independent Hose Company of I ? re 

First prize for the Maryland Company with 
the largest number of men in line went to the 
Independent Hose Company of Frederick with 
Silver Spring second. 

First prize for the company with largest 
number of unil umul men in line went to 
Conemaugh. Pa. with Laurel. Md.. second. 

The Ladies Aux- 
iliary prize 
best turnout in the 
parade wenl to r — 
Independent Hose 
Company of 1 
erick, firs; 
Reistersto\. i. se 

The Drum C 
first prize v. 
Hampstead. Md. 
and the second | 
to Leonardioun 

The firs: p 
for comibs M ( I 
Violetville. Md 
and the secon I 
award to Mt Rain 

Lonoconing. Md 
won the prize for 

Colorful Parade Precedes 

Ceremonies at College 



Herbert R O'Conor, Govern. >r cf Mary- 
land, LL B, 1 S»u< . ty of Maryland. 

the best band in the parade, with Sharp- 
town, Md. second. 

First prize for the Maryland company 
coming the greatest distance went to West- 
ernport and the second prize to Frostburg. 
First prize for out of the State units 
coming the greatest distance went to Cone- 
maugh. Pa., with Franconia, Va., second. 
The prize |or the best rescue squad went 
with the United Steam Company of Frederick second. 

The Board of Public Works of Maryland, the governing body 
for the State of Maryland, is composed of the Governor of the 
State, the State Treasurer, and the State Comptroller. The Gover- 
nor is Chairman. This Board now is composed of Governor 
Herbert R. O'Conor, State Treasurer Hooper S. Miles, and State 
Comptroller J. Millard Tawes. 

It was the interest of this Board which provided the funds for 
the construction of the Fire Service Extension Building. Already 
conversant with the work of the Volunteer Firemen, the Board 
readily recognized the potential values in the construction of a 
Fire Service Extension Building, when the request for funds 
was made by the State Firemen's Association and by the University. 
The short course at the University, and the voluminous records 
developed and maintained as a result of the extension course 
given throughout the State for several years, caused the work 
to outgrow its quarters in the Engineering Building, which made 
iry a new structure devoted entirely to this purpose, was the 
fust building for which funds were made avail- 
ble by the Board of Public Works, and it is the 
•st building completed under the University's 
\v building program. 

It should be mentioned that the Fire Service 
xtension Building has been one of the primary 
.lerests of the State Comptroller. J. Millard 
"awes. As a former president of the State 
emen's Association, the request for funds 
n the erection of the State headquarters, to 
ike more effective the work throughout the 
tate. fell on willing ears. Said Mr. Tawes: 

"I regard this building as an example of the 

ar-reaching efforts on the part of the State 

rnment to meet the needs of our people 

for education and for more effective service, not 

only in this field, but in other fields as well." 

Governor Herbert R. O'Conor's brief but 

pointed message: 

"I have taken great pleasure and pride in the 

this 1 Sen .ce Extension 

Building project jusi an I have taken great pride 

in the achievements 

Tin' Fire Service E^ztension Building, Dedicated September 28th, 


of the Volunteer 
Firemen of the 
State. I regard the 
money the State has 
put into this build- 
ing, and the money 
that it appropriates 
for carrying on the 
Fire Service Exten- 
sion work, not an 
expenditure, but as 
an investment in the 
s welfare I 
am glad to have 
b( n in a position 
to eon'nbute to-' 
waid this end. I 
latulaie you 
all on having this 
new facility." 

Mr. Miles, State 

The Honorable 

State Com. trailer 
Treasurer, in his characteristically modest 
ways, says: 

"It is a great job well done. This build- 
ing, and the Fire Service Extension p»o- 
gram, are significant of the University's 
effort to render greater service to the people 
of the State." 

Dr. Byrd. President of the University, 
has been an ardent supporter of the program, 
and the dedication of the building was the 
fulfillment of one of President Byrd's am- 
bitions for this field of effort. He wel- 
comed the Volunteer Firemen of the State 
with these words: 

"We welcome you on an occasion that 
marks the fulfillment of the dream that 
many of us have had for years, u e have 
all worked, the State Firemen's Association, 
the Governor, the State Treasurer, and the 
State Comptroller, and the University, to 
nake the Fire Service Extension more and 
more successful, and we know that this 
building will be the greatest single means 
of accomplishing that objective. This build- 
ing is evidence of a united eflort. and we 
appreciate your presence as evidence of our 
joint will to succeed. 

Benefits Entire State 

The Fire Service Extension work carried 
on through the Engineering College under 
Dean S. S. Steinberg and Chief J. W. Just 
reaches into every corner of the State. 
Lower insurance rates, conservation of pro- 
perty, knowledge of how explosions occur 
and how to prevent spontaneous com- 
bustion, and all other matters incidental 
to successful fire fighting and fire prevention, 
are taught in the Fire Service Extension 
work and. consequently, have saved millions 
of dollars for the people of the State. 

The University of Maryland is the Uni- 
versity of tthe State and is the educational 
organization through which the State 
renders service to its people, ih.ough re- 
search, teaching and extension. It will 
continue to help build a Fire Service Ex- 
tension program in Maryland so that, 
ultimately, it will be eflective in saving 
money for every citizen of Maryland 

With the construction of new builJ- 

ings for tht new Engineering College, the 
Glen L. Martin College of Engineering 
and Aeronautical Sciences, a new phase of 
Fire Service Extension will begin, namely, 
research. The University has on its 
Engineering faculty, one of the best men in 
the world in the field of explosives and 
much will be done in this direction, 
through the development of new methods cf 
prevention and through determining more 
of the factors that cause explosions. Also, 
there is a wide field for research in fire- 
proofing, particularly in relation to homes. 
The Fire Service Extension will benefit 
greatly through its close proximity and 
through connection with the other depart- 
ments of the University. Fire Service Ex- 
tension has the support of people of the 
State and actually is in its infancy. It is 
not only the objective of thte University 
and the State Firemen's Association to carry 
the message to the fire companies of the 
State, but ultimately through the public 
schools to the children and the people of 
the State. 

The Honorable 

State Treasurer 

Seventeen years ago during a session of 
the Legislature at Annapolis, Chief Jesse 
A. Fisher, of the Annapolis Company, asked 
Dr. Byrd. then assistant to the President 
of the University if a "Fire College" could 
he established at the University to teach 
Volunteer Firemen of the State how to 
fight fires, conservation of property, about 
spontaneous explosions, etc. The then 
assistant to the President said he would 
rake up the matter and try to arrange it. 
This was done, and shortly after that Chief 
Fisher, on formal motion of the State 
Firemen's Association, appointed a com- 
mittee to wait upon the officals of the 
University of Maryland and to arrange for 
a Short Course for firemen on the Uni 
versity campus. 

As a result of these conferences the first 
Short Course was held in September of 
1930 with an attendance of approximately 
50 men. These short courses became a 


peimanent event and have been held each 
year since with the exception of the four 
war years. 

The Short Course was resumed again 
this year with an attendance of over 250, 
which included repjesentation from Maine, 
New York, Connect cut, Pennsylvania, 
Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennes- 
see and the District of Columbia. 

The instructional staff of this year's 
school was made up of top flight men 
in their fields and came from Massachusetts, 
Illinois, Indiana. North Carolina, New 
York, West Virginia and the District of 

The orginial Short Course was held for 
three days but has been increased to four 
full days. 
Established in 1937 

Tn 193 7, upon further representation 
from the Maryland State Firemen's Associ- 
ation, the University established a Fire 
Service Extension Department to carry on 
a full-time training program in Maryland. 
Mr. R. B. Criswell, of Ohio, was the first 
Director of this program until his untimely 
death in January of 1939. Following Mr. 
Criswell's death, Chief Just came to the 
University in February, 193 9, from Wis- 
consin, to carry on the program. 

The Fire Service Extension Department 
is organized under the College of Engineer- 
ing in cooperation with the State Depart- 
ment of Education, and operates with the 
aid of both Federal and State funds. The 
Department provides in-service training for 
firemen through classes conducted through- 
out the State by Local Instructors. Last 
vear some 750 men were enrolled in 36 
classes throughout the State. 

A Basic Training Course (Section I) 
of seventy-five clock hours is given in the 
fundamentals of firemanship. as well as ?" 
Advanced Course (Section II) ui sixty- 
nine clock hours, covering the technical 
field of fire prevention, control and ex- 
tinguishment, and a third course (Section 
III) of fifty -seven hours, covering still 


D. rector, Service Extension, 
University of Maryland 

more advanced subjects in firemanship, such 
as "Air Crash Fire Fighting and Rescue"; 
"Elenentary Science in the Fire Service"; 
"Dust Explosions," etc. A training course 
of forty-five clock hours for Industrial Plant 
Fire Brigades has also been provided. This 
makes available 246 clock hours of class 
time in firemen's training courses. Firemen 
who have completed the prescribed training 
courses have been given preferential rating in 
positions in the military and naval fire 
fighting forces. 

The Department serves in an advisory 
capacity to the State Fire Marshal and 
municipal authorities in matters of fire 
prevention, fire protection engineering, 
safety regulations and kindred subjects. 
Frequent training courses are given for 
State and Municipal Fire Marshals. 

With the completion of the added fa- 
cilities, short courses will be conducted 
for Janitors and Building Custodians, 
Watchmen, Nurses and Hospital Attendants, 
Teachers and other like groups interested 
in the preservation of life and property. 


To meet the demands of the war emer- 
gency, the Director, J. W. Just, was made 
State Fire Defence Co-ordinator and the 
Department expanded its activity to the 
tiaining of auxiliary fire forces and rescue 
units in defense duties. There was also pro- 
vided a comprehensive training course of 
twenty-four clock hours in connection with 
Incendiaries, War Gases, Infernal Machines, 
Sabotage, and Fire Fighting as Applied to 
Military Explosives and Ammunition, that 
was made available for all Civilian Defense 

The rapid expansion of the Department's 
activities since its inception in October 
193 7, developed a need for larger quarters 
and greatly increased facilities which re- 
sulted in the building that is being officially 
dedicated today. 

The Fire Service Extension Department 
is available to the citizens of Maryland for 
any cooperation or advice in fire protection 

Herewith is a brief summary of the 
activities in firemen's training since its 
beginning in Maryland: 


"Whatever became of Horace P. Quigmire?" 

"Good old Horace P. He got his degree from 
Pharmacy, went to work in a chain drug store 
and had to come right back to school again". 

"What was wrong?" 

"He hadn't learned how to make a lettuce, 
tomato and mayonnaise sandwich so he enrolled 
in Home Ec to round out his education". 

Firemen's Short Course 
Year Attendance 

1930 __ 48 

1931.. 110 

1932 _ 105 

193 3 97 

1934 230 

1 935 95 

1 936 1 3 6 

1937 118 

1 9 38..... 1 7 8 

1939 186 

1940... . . .. . . 162 

1941 311 

1 946 265 

Number of Firemen Enrolled in Regular 
Training Classes — 
Sections I, II, III 
Year Attendance 

193 7-3 8 532 

1938-39 1.059 

1939-40 862 

1940-41 1,076 

1941-42 836 

1942-43 605 

1943-44.. 751 

1 944-45 605 

1 945-46 750 

Additional Training Activities 
Two-day Chief Officers Conference in 

Baltimore, with an attendance of 72 Fire 

Department Officers. 

A series of Teachers Training Courses 

which resulted in 1 1 5 firemen being qualified 

under the State Department of Education 

as Evening School Instructors. 

A series of Teacher Training Courses 

State, Municipal and Department Fire 



Mr. Frederick Harris of the Na\«al Re- 
search Laboratory, Washington, D. C has 
been presented the Meritorious Civilian 
Service Award for outstanding serviee to the 
Navy, Commodore Henry A. Schade, USN, 
announced recently. 

The award, presented Mr. Harris by 
Commodore Schade at ceremonies at the 
Laboratory consisted of a lapel emblem and 
a Certificate of Meritorious Civilian Service, 
and cited Mr. Harris' service as follows: 

"For outstanding effort and resource- 
fulness in developing ultra high frequency 
direction finder antennas and for designing 
suitable means of installation on sub 

Mr. and Mrs. Harris, the former Esther 
Snyder, live at 4413 3rd Street, S. E. 
He is a graduate of the University of 
Maryland, Eng. '3 8, and is back at Mary- 
land in the Graduate School. 


Marshall H. Downes. Centreville, Mary- 
and, Agriculture '42, writes, "I am cur- 
rently farming on the Eastern Shore paying 
particular attention to the production of 
hybrid seed corn and certified seed wheat. 
I strongly feel that the opportunity to 
study agriculture should be extended to 
all future farmers, as learning to farm from 
experience can prove to be tremendously 
costly both to the individual and the agri- 
cultural resources of the nation". 


Ex-GI, who fancies himself fast on the 
trigger — "May I call you by your first name?" 

Nice Party, not so slow on the uptake either- — 
"Big Shorty, you may call me by YOUR last 


First Lieutenant Bill Holbrook of Col- 
lege Park will be stationed in Europe in 
the U. S. Medical Corps. 

Lt. Holbrook is a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland (AfcfS) where he was 
on the boxing team and a member of the 
track squad. Besides being president of his 
graduating class, he was also president of 
his class in Medical School. Not only a 
star in sports, Bill was also an honor 
student, winning the gold watch for being 
such an outstanding student at Maryland. 

At Medical School he continued to keep 
his good record by winning the faculty 
medal given to the outstanding medical 
student. (BS. '42) 


Dr. Albcrtus Cotton, who has been con- 
ducting orthopedic clinics on the Eastern 
Shore for more than fifteen years, has 
given up his practice because of the burden 
of his work else-where. 

Dr. Cotton, 72, graduated from the 
University of Maryland School of Medicine 
in 1896 and has been teaching orthopedic 
surgery at the institution for nearly 50 
years. He is at present professor of otho- 
pedic surgery there. 


Earl A. Grouse, ex-G.I. and s:cond 
semester freshman, was awarded $54 74 by 
James L. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation. 
Cleveland, Ohio, for his paper concerning 
the use of arc welding on the farm. Grouse 
was the only winner in Maryland. 

Crouse was the freshman in the College 
of Agriculture selected by a committee to 
represent the University and the State of 
Maryland at Camp Miniwanca through the 
sponsorship of the Danforth Foundation 
during this past summer. 


^ "T Bundles from Hcaveii 
>%& rf-tfS <*fe) 

Mr. and Mrs. Seymour B. Payne, 4917 
Crescent Street, Washington 16. D. C. had 
a new baby girl report at their house on 
September 21, 1946. The young lady is 
Catherin Anne Payne and is the Seymour's 
second child. 

Mrs. Seymour was Louis Gardiner, Mary- 
land 1940. 

From 1109 Ontario Street. Oak Park, 
Illinois, comes the announcement of the 
arrival, on September 28, 1946. of Frank 
Benjamin Cogswell, six pounds, 10 ounces 
of "crown prince" for Lieutenant Colonel 
and Mrs. Charles L. Cogswell. The very 
best we can think of to wish the young 
fellow is that he turns out to be a man 
like his daddy is. 

Its a boy for Mr. and Mrs. William 
Booth. She wos Rosaleen Pifer. Maryland 
BPA '43. Member of Kappa Delta Sorority. 

The father, Maryland. Commerce '42. 
Member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. 

Its a boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
Kenneth A. Richer, 3 602 Southern Avenue. 
Baltimore 14, Md. Mr. Richer graduated 
from Maryland in 1943. B.S. (A « S) and 
was for two and one half years in the 
Navy's Radio Division where he held 
commissioned rank. 

The mother is the former Carolyn 
Radecke of Hamilton. 

Its a baby daughter. Barbara Jean at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. Spence Betts, 
Chicago, 111. Mrs Betts is the former Betty 
Rowley, Kappo Delta, Home Economics 
'44, The proud father graduated in 1943, 
BPA, Phi Delta Theta. 

It was a boy at the home of Mr. and 
Mrs. William R. Maslin, Jr., Jarettsville. 
Maryland. The father was a member of 
the class of '42, Sigma Chi. The class 
of '43 will remember the mother as Dottie 
McAllister, Tri Delt. 

A boy also for Margaret Maslin Wilhelm, 
Tri Delt. The youngster was born in 
London, England. Mrs. Wilhelm was a 
member of the Red Cross Clubmobile when 
she meet her husband, war correspondent 
for the Chicago Sun. He is a graduate of 
the University of Michigan. 

Mrs. Gene Sullivan, nee Dottie Douglas, 
writes in from Kennedyville, Md.. to put 
us straight on the Maryland combine that 
now has increased to three. 

Dottie, '45 Arts and Sciences, and Gene, 
'43 Agriculture, were married on August 1, 
1945, and Gene Sullivan, Jr.. arrived on 
May 13, 1946. She says all of them now 
are bonafide Eastern Shore residents. 

However, both came to Maryland from 
other States. Dottie from Lansdowne, Pa., 
and Gene from Ridgewood, N. J 

Both were highly prominent in campus 
affairs. Dottie, who was a Tri-Delt, was 
Mortar Board among her many activities, 

and Gene, a Sigma Chi. took in about 
everything including ODK. He also was 
managing editor of the Diamondback and 
manager of the baseball team. 

She didn't supply many details on Gene's 
war service, saying only that he had 
served in England and France as a sergeant 
in the 9th Air Force. 

It truly can be said that the Eastern 
Shore has gained. May the Sullivans con- 
tinue to grow and prosper. 

P. S. — Dottie was good enough to say: 
"One of the best ways to keep up with our 
traveling friends from Maryland is to read 
the Alumni News. Keep up the good 


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Lockwood — Johnson 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Johnson, Jef- 
ferson, Iowa, announce the engagement of 
their daughter, Martha Lee, to Capt. Warren 
M. Lockwood, Washington, D. C. 

Captain Lockwood is son of Mrs. Coch- 
ran Lockwood, Silver Spring, and Merritt 
Lockwood, Hillandale, Md. He is great- 
grandson of the late Gov. John P. Cochran 
of Delaware. After attending Maryland 
University, he entered the Army Air Forces, 
serving overseas as a fighter pilot, and is 
now stationed at Boiling Field. 
Hoddinott — Throckmorton 

Engaged to be married are Miss Lenore 
Throckmorton and Mr. Richard Lc Mar 
Hoddinott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reginald 
Kenning Hoddinott of Baltimore. 

The bride-elect is a graduate of Southern 
Seminary and now is attending Maryland 
University. Mr. Hoddinott also is a student 
at Maryland University and was graduatted 
from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. 
He served as a captain in the 15th Air 
Force in Italy. 
Robinson — Snowden; 
Morris — Snowden 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Snowden of Sandy 
Spring announce the engagement of their 
daughters, Miss Nellie Marie Snowden to 
Mr. Francis P. Robinson. Jr., and Miss 
Elsie Brooke Snowden to Mr. Charles 
Arthur Morris. 

Mr. Robinson, whose parents also are of 
Sandy Spring, served three years overseas. 
Mr. Morris, who served with the Navy, is 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley McClelland 
Morris of Unity, Md., and is now attending 
the University of Maryland. 


Announcement was made by Mr. and 
Mrs. Raymond L. Scaggs of Upper Marl- 
boro of the engagement of their daughter. 
Miss Hettie Gene Scaggs, to Mr. Robert 
O. Bigelow, son of Mr. and Mrs. George 
O. Bigelow of Baltimore. 

Miss Scaggs attended Dc Pauw Univer- 
sity and now is a junior at the University 
of Maryland, where she is enrolled in the 
College of Arts and Science. Mr. Bigelow 
also is a student at the latter university 
and during the war was a B-29 pilot, and 
made 3 6 missions over Japan. 

Mrs. Albert Middleton Briggs of Alex- 
andria recently announced the engagement 
of her daughter. Miss Elizabeth Thelma 
Briggs. to Mr. Albert Eugene Vogel of 


The bride-elect attended Madison Col- 
lege and is employed in the Office of the 
Quartermaster General. 

Mr. Vogel, a 1942 graduate of Mary- 
land University, where he received a Bache- 
lor of Science Degree from the College of 
Commerce, served for three years as an 
officer in the Naval Reserve during the 
war. He is now with the Capital Air 
McComas- Anderson 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Arnold Anderson of 
Silver Spring announced the engagement of 
their daughter, Miss Muriel Kathryn An- 
derson, to Mr. Harry Gough McComas III, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. McComas 
of Washington, D. C. 

Miss Anderson was graduated from Mont- 
gomery Blair High School and Marjorie 
Webster Junior College, and is physical 
education director in parochial schools of 
the District. 

Mr. McComas is a graduate of Massa- 
nutten Academy in Woodstock. Va., and 
has planned to return to Maryland Uni- 
versity. He served three yeais with the 
Army Air Forces in the Pacific theater. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Burton of 
Washington have announced the engage- 
ment of their daughter. Miss Gwendolyn 
Louise Burton, to Mr. Robert Francis Dee, 
formerly of Worcester, Mass. 

Miss Burton is a g aJuate of Annacostia 
High School, attended George Washington 
University and now is employed by the 
National Geographic Society. Her future 
husband was graduated from Central High 
School and has entered Maryland Univer- 
sity. He recently returned after three 
years 'service in the Army, two of which 
were spent overseas. 

Ethna Dawn Hunter, formerly of Oyster 
Bay, L. I., and now employed at the Civil 
Aeronautics Administration in Washing- 
ton, and Warren H. Moore of Chevy Chase, 
have announced their engagement. Moore 
was a student at the University for two 
years before going into the service and 
has returned. 

Doris Helen Lundquist. '45 Education, 
and Percy L. Wolfe, a senior in the Col- 
lege of Commerce, have announced their 
engagement. She is the daughter of Comdr. 
and Mrs. D. A. Lundquist of Silver Spring 
and is working in the Johns Hopkins Ap- 
plied Physic Loboratory at that place. 
Percy, who lives in Riverdale. is manager 
of the football team. She is a Sigma 
Kappa and he is a Sigma Nu. 

Major Charles E. Emery. USMC, and 
Mrs. Emery, of Annapolis, recently an- 
nounced the engagement of their daughter. 
Miss Margaret Susan Emery, to Lieut. 
Ronald L. Glendenning. USMC. son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Glendenning. 
of Denver, Col., and Long Beach. N. J. 

Miss Emery attended Mary Washington 
College. Fredericksburg. Va.. and Univer- 
sity of Maryland, where she was enrolled 
in the Arts and Science in 1944-45. 
Lieutenant Glendenning was graduated from 
the Naval Academy, class of 1946. and is 
serving with the Marine detachment aboard 
the U.S.S. Albany. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tauber announce 
the engagement of their daughter. Selma. 
to Robert N. Vigderhouse. son of Mrs. 
Jeanette Vigderhouse, Takoma Park, Md. 

Miss Tauber attended school in Alex- 
andria, Va., and is a member of Kappa 
Sigma Tau. Mr. Vigderhouse attended 
Maryland University and Virginia Poly- 
technic Institute, leaving in 1942 to enter 
the Army. 


Doctor and Mrs. Thomas F. Daniels, 
of Homeland, have announced the engage- 
ment of their daughter. Miss Nancy Teresa 
Daniels, to Mr. William Joseph O'Donnell, 
son of Mrs. Joseph F. O'Donnell and the 
late Mr. O'Donnell. of Lakeside. 

Miss Daniels was graduated from Notre 
Dame of Maryland. Mr. O'Donnell is an 
assistant State's Attorney of Baltimore, was 
graduated from Loyola College and Uni- 
versity of Maryland School of Law, where 
he was elected to the Order of the Coif. 

Haller-Jones ( 

Making early fall wedding plans is Miss 
Frances Anne Haller. of Washington. D. C 
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Herbeit L. J. 
Haller, who announce her engagement to 
Jean Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward 
R. Jones. Little Rock. Ark. 

The bride-elect attended Woman's Col- 
lege oi the University of North Carolina 
and was graduated in June from Maryland 
University, where she was a member of 
Kappa Kappa Gamma. She received • 
B. A. Degree horn the College of Arts 
and Science. A member of S.gma Alpha 
Epsilon. Mr. Jones attended Little Rock 
Junior College. University of Arkansas 
and now is in his senior year at George 
Washington University. 


Comdr. and Mrs. Russell B. Jones, Sr., 
USNR. of Breckenridge. Texas, who reside 
in Takoma Park, announced the engage- 
ment and approaching marriage of their 
daughter. Maxine Elizabeth, to Capt. 
Harry W. Saunders. Jr., U. S. Army 
Reserve, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. 
Saundes, of Abilene. Texas. 

Miss Jones attended Southwestern Uni 
versity and the University of Maryland. 
She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi and Pi 
Kappa Delta. 

Captain Saunders, a member of the 
graduating class of 1944 of Texas A. Srf 
M., was a Distinguished Student, associate 
editor of the "Longhom." member of 
the Architectural Society and Press Club. 

He served with the Combat Army Engi- 
neers in the European Theatre of Opera- 
tions with the 87th Infantry Division and 
holds the Bronze Star Award, the Purple 
Heart, and the European Theatre Ribbon 
with two stars. 


Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. McCoy re- 
cently announced the engagement of their 
daughter. Dona June, to Allen McBurney, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. McBurney. 
Buffalo. N. Y. 

Miss McCoy is a student enrolled in the 
College of Arts and Science at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland and a member of Sigma 
Kappa. Mr. McBurney recently was dis- 
charged from the Naval Air Corps. 



Announcement has been made of the 
engagements ot the Misses Margaret Leslie 
Helm and Snyder Helm, daughters 
ot Mr. and Mrs. William P. Helm, River- 
dale, Md. 

John C. Phillips. Jr.. son of Mr. and 
M.s. J. C. Phillips of Washington, is 
ilie fiance of Miss Margaret Leslie Helm. 
who is a graduate of the Maryland Insti- 
tute of Art in Baltimore. Miss Selma 
Snyder Helm will marry Martin J. Leader 
ol Hyattsville. son of the late Mr. and 
Mrs. William J. Leader of Baltimore. She 
was graduated in June. 1946. from the 
University of Maryland, where she was 

president of the Gamma Phi Beta sororuv 
and a member of the Mortar Board honor 


Mr. and Mrs. John Meador King have 
announced the engagement of their daugh- 
ter. Shirley Anne, to Robert Flaxman 
Krcimeyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis 

Miss King is a student at Maryland Uni- 
veisity and a member of Alpha Xi Delta 
soiority. Mr. Krelmeyer also attended the 
University of Maryland previous to his 
^ntry into the Army. 


First Sergeant Gerald C. Covell. USA, 
and Mrs. Covell. of Glen Burnie. Md., 
and Fort Meyer, Va., announced the en- 
gagement of their daughter. Miss Geraldine 
Covell, a sophomore at University of 
Maryland, to Lieut. Frank Spencer Bringlc. 
USAAF. son of Mrs. Frank H. Bringie. 
of Arlington. Va.. and ihe late Captain 
B-ingle. USA. Lieutenant Bringie will 
also resume study at Maryland. 


Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Danoff of Wash- 
ington announced the engagement of their 
daughter. Miss Helen Danott. to Mr. Jerome 
Volkman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry 
Volkman of Brooklyn. N. Y. Miss Danoff 
is a student at the University of Mary- 
land and Mr. Volkman is a graduate of 
the College of the City of New Yotk. 


Making December wedding plans is Miss 
Patricia Donovan, whose mother, Mrs. 
John G. Donovan. Bethesda, Md., an- 
nounces her engagement to David Pratt 
Bell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bell, 
also of Bethesda. 

Miss Donovan, daughter of the late 
Col. John G. Donovan, attended Chevy 
Chase Junior College and University of 
Maryland, where she was enrolled in the 
College of Arts and Science, and was a 
member of Delta Delta Delta. Mr. Bell 
attended the Citadel in Charleston. S. C 
before entering the Army. 


The engagement has been announced of 
Miss Ruth Roberts Sterling, daughter ol 
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Sterling, both of 
Baltimore, to Mr. Henry Norman Stecklei. 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Steckler. Wii- 
kins Avenue. 

Miss Sterling attended University of 
Maryland, where she was enrolled in the 
College of Education in 1940. and Johns 
Hopkins University. Mr. Steckler. an 
alumnus of University of Maryland, where 
he received a Bachelor of Science Deg ec 
in 1942, from the College of Education, 
recently was discharged from the Army, 
after serving two years in Europe. 


The engagement of Miss Edith Scales 
Silcolx. '44 Home Economics, of New York 
City, to John C. Stidman. '43 Arts and 
Sciences, of Baltimore, has been announced. 

Miss Silcox is now Dining Room Super- 
visor at the American Telephone and Tele- 
graph Company in New Yo k. 

Mr. Stidman is teaching Selene; in Pat- 
terson Park High School In Baltimore, and 
is also working on his Master Degree in 
Education at Johns Hopkins University. 


Mr. and Ms. Tom E. Wrathall have 
announced the engagement of their daugh- 
ter, Miss Marion Lois W-athall. to Wil- 
liam Griffin Smith, son of Mrs. Margaret 
Cooper Smith, of Chevy Chase. Md.. and 
the late Olinus Smith. 


The bride-elect attended the University ot 
Maryland in the past year enrolled in the 
College of Home Economics, and is a mem- 
ber of Kappa Delta sororitv. 

Mr. Smith recently returned from four 
years duty in the Asiatic-Pacific area, and 
is now instructing in occupational therapy 
at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. 


Mr. and Mrs. Hal R. Garner of An- 
napolis. Md.. announce the engagement of 
their daughter. Joanna Rockhold. to Mr. 
Frank Barton Evans, son of the late 
Frank B. Evans and Eliza Hance Evans 
of Elkton. 

Miss Garner is a junior at Washington 
College. Chestertown. Md. Mr. Evans is 
a student at the University of Maryland, 
School of Pharmacy. 


No date has been set fo _ the wedding 
of Miss Vance Tennant Ricker and Pvt 
George Louis Shelhorse of Raleigh. N. C. 
Their engagement was announced by Mrs 
Lillian T. Ricker. 

The bride-elect attended William and 
Mary College and now is completing her 
senior year at the University of Maryland. 
Pvt. Shelbo-se attend:d High Point Col- 
lege in North Caro'ira and w^s a student 
at the University of Maryland before en- 
tering the service. 


Maj. Gen. and Mrs. Lewis B. Hershey 
have announced the engagement of their 
daughter. Ellen Margaret, to Sam L. Barth. 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Barth of 
Vincennes. Ind. 

Miss Hershey was graduated from Wood- 
row Wilson High School and attended the 
University of Maryland for two years. 
She is a member of Kappa Delta. 

Mr. Barth served in the ETO with the 
"547th infantry. Eighty-seventh division. 
He is at present attending Indiana Univer- 
sity, where he is a member of Alpha 
Kappa Psi. the collegiate chamber of com- 
merce and the YMCA council. 


Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis Imirie of 
Bethesda announced the engagement of their 
daughter. Margaret Ann. to Mr. Wallace 
A. Marshall, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. 
Ashby Marshall cf Washington. D. C. at 
a buffet supper recently. 

Miss Imirie is a g-aduate of Bethesda- 
Chevy Chase Hgh School and is now with 
the United States Public Health Service. 
Mr. Marshall was recently discha'ged from 
ihe United States Army after three years 
of service. He will r esume his studies this 
fall at Maryland Universi'v. where he is 
a member of Phi Sigma Kappa f-aternity. 
No date has been set fo- the wedding. 


Mr. and Mrs. Alvah W. Dodge. Lynn. 
Mass. announced the engagement of their 
daughter. Charlotte Elizabeth, to John 
Fergus Gifford. son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil- 
liam Gifford. Jr.. Washington. 

The bride-elect attended BoUon Uni- 
versity. M r . Gifford is a graduate of Uni- 
versity of Maryland and is a veteran of 
World War II. having served in the Pa- 
cific theater. 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Porter of Pincy 
B-anch Court recently announced the en- 
gagement of their daughter. Miss Bettie 
Virginia Porter, to Mr. Fred Lee Wither- 
sooon. Jr., son of Mr. and M-s. Fred Lee 
Witherspoon of Silver Spring. 

Both Miss Porter and Mr. Witherspoon 
are graduates of Montgomery Blair High 
School and the University of Maryland. 

Miss Porter holds a degree as medical 
technologist and is now bacteriologist at 
Children's Hospital. 

Mr. Witherspoon, recently discharged 
from the armed forces, served two and a 
half years in the U. S. Naval Reserve 
with the rank of Ensign. He is now with 
the Western Electric in Baltimore. 

Comdr. and Mrs. Russell B. Jones, 
Breckenridge, Texas, and Washington, an- 
nounced the engagement and approaching 
marriage of their daughter. Maxine Eliza- 
beth, to Capt. Harry W. Saunders, Jr.. 
AUS. son of Mr. and Mrs. Saunders, Abi- 
lene, Texas. 

Miss Jones attended Southwestern Uni- 
versity, the University of Maryland and 
is a member of Alpha Delta Pi and Pi 
Kappa Delta sororities. Captain Saunders 
is a graduate of Texas A. ft M. He served 
with the Combat Army Engineers in the 
European theater of operations. 

Herring — Littleton 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Littleton Herring, 
who were married recently in Ocean City, 
Md., are now residing at Hilltop Manor, 

Besides the Roberts-Beach School and 
Smith College, Mrs Herring was graduated 
fiom the Horace Mann School in New 
York and the American School of Paris 
in France. 

Mr. Herring, a former B-17 pilot in 
the AAF, was for several months a German 
prisoner. He received a B. S. degree from 
the College of Commerce of the University 
of Maryland last spring and this fall is 
beginning the study of the law at George 
Washington University. 
Foltz— Custer 

Miss V iv. ^n Lorraine Custer, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Willard R. Custer, became 
the bride of Robert Brown Foltz, Jr., 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Foltz, at 
the Hagerstown Christ Reformed Church 
on September 20. 

The bride was graduated from the Hagers- 
town High School with the class of 1942, 
and attended thte University of Maryland 
in the year of 1942-43 where she was a 
member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority. 

Mr. Foltz was graduated from the 
Hagerstown High school with the class 
of 1945. He served with the U. S. Navy 
for a year and a half, eight montths of 
which were spent overseas. 
Kempton — McNaughton 

Christine Kempton became the bride of 
John Neil McNaughton recently in Wash- 
ington. D.C. 

The bride received a B. A. degree from 
the College of Arts and Science at the 
University of Maryland in 1938. She was 
a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and 
was very active in student publications. 
Osbom — Helm 

Miss Ruth Ellen Helm, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Clarence A. Helm of Duluth, 
Minn., was recently married to Mr. James 

McClain Osborn, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Herbert M. Osborn of Washington. The 
Rev. C. Stewart McKenzie officiated. 

Mrs. Osborn received her B. S. degree 
from the University of Minnesota and her 
M. A. from George Washington University. 
Her husband received his B. S. and M. S. 
degree from the University of Maryland. 
He formerly was a lieutenant commander 
in the Naval Reserve. 

Cleaveland — Blauchette 

December wedding will be that of Miss 
Mary Anne Cleaveland and Mr. William 
Aldrich Blauchette, jr., son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Blauchette, of Takoma Park, whose 
engagement is announced by her parents 
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cleaveland also of 
Takoma Park. 

Mr. Blauchette served with the 3 6th 
Infantry Division and with the Trans- 
portation Corps for two years and now is 
attending the University of Maryland. His 
fiancee is employed at the Bureau of 

Hopkins — Clore 

The wedding of Miss Betty Clore, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Clore of 
Silver Spring, and Mr. LaMar H. Hopkins, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hopkins of 
Philadelphia. Pa., took place in Chevy 

The bride attended Montgomery Blair 
and Coolidge High Schools and was grad- 
uated from the University of Maryland. 

Mr. Hopkins was recently discharged 
from the Marine Corps after three years' 


In Baltimore Harry A. Weaver, Engi- 
neering '43, was married to Margaret E. 
Wolfinger. Education '42. Harry was 
discharged as a Navy Lieutenant last April 
after 3 7 months of active duty, 29 of them 

The Weavers reside in Baltimore. Mr. 
Weaver is now an engineer with the West- 
ern Electric Company and Mrs. Weaver is 
instructor in physical education at Spar- 
rows Point High School, prior to which she 
taught for three years in Takoma Park 
Junior High and one year at Clear Spring 


The marriage of Miss Mary Elizabeth 
Townsend. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. 
Gale Townsend of Cumberland, and Rob- 
ert Tabb Stewart, son of Charles A. Stew- 

iyj€M?, TOE TEH? S£Z> 

Old Silas Turnip- 
seed, alumnus of the 
class of away back in 
eighteen hundred and 
freeze to death opines 
that he's a-gettin' 
well fed up on this 
accent on youth in all 
lines of endeavor. 
'eem..! as though some folks figure 
that when y'r over 60 y'r jest a- 
shadow boxing with the door knob 
on the morgue and that a man 
over 50 ain't got no more pep than 
a salt shaker. Durned if I've ever 
heard of a formula whereby a man 
could acquire experience without 
also acquiring age 


art. Falls Church, Va.. and the late Mrs. 
Stewart, was solemnized in Washington 
D. C. 

Mr. Stewart and his bride reside in 

The bridegroom, a former first lieuten- 
ant in the army, is an accountant in Wash- 
ington. He graduated from University of 
Richmond and Benjamin Franklin. He 
;erved in the army four years with assign- 
ments in the states and the Philippines. 

The bride, a graduate of Beall High 
School, and University of Maryland, where 

he received a B. A. degree from the 
College of Arts and Science in 1938. served 
a> a lieutenant junior grade in the WAVES 
two years, as a hospital educational ser- 
vice officer. She is a District of Columbia 

ocial case worker in the department of 
public welfare. 


Saint Thomas Apostle Church. Wash- 
ington, D. C was the setting for the 
wedding of Miss Joan Pendergast Lamar, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Q. Lamar. 
Washington, and Pe cr Waldo Pence, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Earl S Peirce. Chevy 
Chase. The Rev. Robert Keesler officiated. 
Miss Patricia Moran was maid of honor: 
Edward Dinkins, best man. A reception 
fo'lewed at the bride's home. 

Mr. Peirce attended the University of 
Maryland prior to service in the U. S. Coast 


The wedding cf Miss Caroline McGill, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McP. 
McGill. of Thurmont and Baltimore, and 
Dr. Frederick Graf Wh:lan. son of Mr. 
and Mrs. William C. Whelan. Baltimore, 
took place in Catoctin. 

The bride is a graduate of Thurmont 
High School, in the class of '3 7, and the 
University of Maryland, class of '42, and 
for the past three years has taught at the 
Linthicum Heights Junior High School. 

The groom graduated from Baltimore 
Polytechnic and received his doctor's degree 
from Johns Hopkins University. June 1 1 . 
He will be employed in electrical research at 
General Electric in Schenectady. 


The marriage of Mile. Nicole Lucienne 
Elenore Giluiard, daughter of Monsieur and 
Madame Joseph Giluiard, Paris. France. 
and James Edwin Malcolm, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. James Emory Malcolm. 46 Wal- 
mur Street. Silver Spring, took place in 
the Bethlehem Chapel of Washington Ca- 
thedral. Mt. St. Albans. Washington. 

The bride attended the Ecole Du Louvre 
in Paris, where she majored in the history 
of art. 

The groom graduated from the college 
of engineering at the University of Mary- 
land, where he was a member of Alpha 
Chi Sigma fraternity. During the war 
Mr. Malcolm was a pilot in the Army 
Air Corps, stationed in France with the 
poop earner command of the First Allied 
Airborne Army. 


Married recently were Miss Eleanor Tits- 
worth, daughter of Mrs. Paul Titsworth 
of Alfred. N. Y.. and M-. William Keech 
Wilson, son of Mrs. E. Percival Wilson, 
of Bethesda. 

Following a reception in the Purple Iris 
'nn. the couple left on a motor trip South. 
Thev are making thei- ho-^e in Betherda. 

Mrs. Wilson attended Washington Col- 
lege and the University of North Carolina 
Library School. Her husband attended the 
University of Maryland, where he obtained 
his B. S. degree in 1932. 


The wedding of William E. Snyder, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. M. Snyder, of near 
Thurmont. and Miss Miriam J. Tendvahl. 
Baltimore, daughter of Mrs. Thomas Flan- 
agan, of Boston. Mass.. took place at 
Frederick, Md. 


Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Tetlow were 
married recently at Ail Souls' Memorial 
Episcopal Church. The biide is the for- 
mer Jean Walker Langley. daughter of 
Mr. and M:s. Charles E. Langley. Wash- 
ington. Mr. Tetlow. son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Stanley C. Tetlow, Rockville. Md. The 
brideg.oom is a graduate of Maryland Uni- 


Miss Marjorie Louise Falk. daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. Falk. of Pensa- 
cola. Fla.. became the bride of Captain 
John Jenkins Cobler 2d. AUS. son of 
Mr. and Mrs. George G. Dobler. recently 
in Houston. Texas. There was a reception 
at the home of the bride's uncle and aunt. 
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hill. Captain and 
Mrs. Dobler are graduates of the University 
o: Maryland. 


In a recent ceremony. Miss Mary Bessant 
Latimer and Jay Merritt Mount were 
uniied in maniage. The bride is a daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Roberts Edwin Latimer, 
Washington. D. C. Mr. Mount is a son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Albert Mount. Cleve- 
land and Washington. 

The bride is a graduate of University 
of Maryland. Mr. Mount received his de- 
gree in chemical engineering from VPI. 
He served in the European theater for 34 

Kagle- Wentworth 

Miss Wilma Reed Wentworth, daughter 
of Mrs. Sidney W. Wentworth and the 
late Professor Wentworth of the Univer- 
sity of Maryland, became the bride of Mr. 
John Horace Kagle, Jr., son of Mr. and 
Mrs. John H. Kagle of Riverdale. recently, 
in the First Methodist Church of Hyatts- 

Mrs. Kagle is a 1946 graduate of the 
College of Home Economics of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland. Mr. Kagle, who 
was recently discharged from the Navy 
after a fine service record, is now attending 
the College of Agriculture of the Univer- 
sity of Maryland. 


Miss Lucille Stewart, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Noble E. Stewart of Arnold. 
Md.. was married recently to Rutland 
Duckett Beard 2d, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Rutland D. Beard o f Chevy Chase, at St. 
Anne's Episcopal Church in Annapolis. 

The bride is a graduate of the University 
of Maryland and is a member of Kappa 
Delta sorority. She has accepted a teach- 
ing position at Hyattsville Junior High 
School. The bridegroom attended Vir- 
ginia Military Institute. University of 
Maryland and is currently attending George- 
town University. He is a member of 
Alpha Tau Omega. 


Mount Vernon Place Methodist Church 
was the scene recently of the marriage of 
Mi?s Elizabeth Morton Ring, daughter of 
Rear Admiral and Mrs. Morton Loomis 
Ring. Chevy Chase, and Kenneth Hill 
Bransdorf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. 
Bransdorf. Washington 

The bride is a graduate of Maryland 
University and a member of Kappa Kappa 
Gamma, Pi Delta Epsilon and Mortar 
Board. Mr. Bransdorf attended Maryland 
University before serving thr*>8 years with 
the Army Air Forces. He has now re- 
sumed his studies and is a member of Sigma 


Sherwood Presbyterian Church was the 
scene recently of the 3 o'clock wedding of 
Miss Mona Jeanne Keesling and Mr. Wal- 
lace E. Easter. Mrs. Easter is the daugh- 
tetr of Mr. and M.s. Harold C. Keesling 
of Washington, and her husband is the 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy K. Easter, also 
of Washington. 

The bride received a B. A. degree from 
George Washington University, and the 
bridegroom attended Maryland University 
and Maryville College, Maryville. Tenn. 
At present he is a senior student at Prince- 
ton Theological Seminary. Princeton. N. J. 


Married recently in St. Jerome Catholic 
Church were Miss Cecilia Patricia Goodurn. 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Northrup 
Goodurn, Riverdale. Md.. and Paul Ferdi- 
nand Gleis. son of Prof, and Mrs. Paul 
Gerhart Gleis. also of Riverdale. 

Following a reception at Prince Georges 
Golf and Country Club, the couple left for 
the Pocono Mountains. They are living 
in Riverdale. The bridegroom attended 
University of Maryland. 


After returning from their honeymoon 
in Canada, both Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spen- 
cer Bringle are attending the University of 

Thev were married recently at College 
Park, where they are now living. 

Mrs. Bringle is the daughter of First 
Sgt. Gerald G. Covill. USA. and Mrs. 
Covell of Glen Burnie. and Mr. Bringle. 
a USAAF lieutenant, is the son of Mrs. 
Frank H Bringle and the late Captain 
Bringle. USA. of Arlington, Va. 


In St. John's Episcopal Church in 
Bethesda. Miss Evelyn Marie Kennedy, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. 
Kennedy of Bethesda, recently became the 
bride of Mr. George R. Kelley, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. George W. Kelley. Jr., of Chevy 

The bride is a member of Tri-Delta 
Sorority and is a graduate of Bethesda- 
Chevy Chase High School. 

The bridegroom is a graduate of Ran- 
dolph-Macon Academy and attended the 
Univeisity of Maryland before entering 
the service. He served in Naval Air Corps 

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lor four years as a radio gunner. 

After a trip to New York City 
the couple will live in College Park, where 
they both are students at the University of 


St. Michael's Church was the scene of 
the recent wedding of Miss Genevieve Hib- 
beit and Mr. George H. Jones. Mrs. Jones 
is ihe daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hunter 
C. Hibbe.t. formerly of Washington, and 
her husband is the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
A. Golden Jones of Hughesville, Md. 

The bride is employed at the Naval Labo:ato:y in Washington. Her 
husband leceivcd his honorable discharge 
from mili.aiy service and has nearly com 
pleted his aeronautical engineering course 
at the Universi.y of Ma.yland. 


Miss Dorothy May Hastings, daughter of 
Mrs. William Peny Bigg; of Woodacres. 
recently became the bride o. Mr. Harry 
Clayton Ovitt. son of Mrs. Julian West 
Pollard of Chevy Chase, in the Chapel 
of the Redeemer. Fairway Hills, Md. 

After a reception at the Kenncdy-War- 
tcn in Washington, the couple left for a 
wedding trip to the White Mountains in 
New Hampshire. 

The bridegroom has resumed his studies 
at the University of Maryland. 


Miss Augusta Jane Nicoll. daughter of 
Mr. and Mis. William E. Nicoll of Laurel, 
was married to Mr. David Harry Chambers, 
son of the late Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Cham- 
bers of Catonsviile. at a recent ceremony 
in Laurel. 

They arc making their home in Balti- 
more. Mr. Chambers was graduated from 
the University of Maryland before entering 
the Army Air Forces, with which he served 
for three years. He will resume his studies 
at the University for his master's degree. 


F. Landis Hill. University of Maryland, 
4 3. a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity, 
was married to Miss Elizabeth Stader, 
Gladwyne. Pa. 

Mr. Hill served two of his three years 
in the Marine Corps in the South Pacific. 
He was awarded the Purple Heart for 
wounds received during the invasion of 
Guam. He is now employed by the Phila- 
delphia Electric Company. 

Mrs. Hill attended the University of 
Maryland for two years and is a member 
of Tri-Delta Sorority. She is now com- 
pleting her course at Temple University. 
Pennsylvania. The young couple are living 
in Bryn Mawr, Pa. 


The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Ham- 
ilion. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank John 
Hamilton, of Wellesley Hills. Boston. Mas... 
to Cha-lcs Philip Freeland. son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles J. Freeland. of 2 3S 
Humbird Street, took place in Cumberland 

The bride attended schools in Chicago, 
where she received her R. N. degree. 

Mr. Freeland was graduated from St. 
Mary's High School. He was discharged 
from the Army with the grade of sergeant 
in November, 1945. after serving three and 
one-half years in North Africa. He is a 
fieshman at the University of Maryland 
studying electrical engineering. 


Robert J. Torvestad. son of Mayor and 
Mrs. Torvestad of Colmar Manor, with 
his bride, formerly Miss Loretta Ann Zigler 


of New York City, returned from their 
honeymoon in the Pocono Mountains. 

Mr. Torvestad was discharged from the 
Army Air Corps last September as first 
lieutenant, after having piloted a B-17 
Fortress 3 2 missions over Germany. 

Mr. Torvestad is a graduate of Bladens- 
burg High School and the University of 
Maryland, having received a Bachelor of 
Arts Degree from the College of Arts and 
Science in 1943. He is now studying law, 
having completed one year since his return, 
at Georgetown Law School. 


The wedding of Miss Anna Ellen Piel, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bertram L. Piel, 
of Baltimore, and Mr. Arlie R. Mansberger, 
Jr., son of the Rev. and Mrs. Arlie R. 
Mansberger, of Hollidays Cove, W. Va., 
took place in Howard Park Methodist 
Church, Baltimore. Mrs. Mansberger is a 
graduate of Western Maryland College, and 
her husband is a senior at University of 
Maryland Medical School. 


Miss Mary Ellen Hickerson, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hickerson, Western- 
port, W. Va., became the bride of Elmer 
L. Poffenberger. son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. 
PofFenberger, Sharpsburg, at Piedmont, W. 

The bride is a graduate of Davis, W. 
Va. High School, attended Potomac State 
School, Keyser, W. Va.. and tece.ved her 
degree from West Virginia University, 
Morgantown. At the present time she is 
a home economic teacher in Washington 
Junior High School, Hagerstown. 

Mr. Poffenberger graduated from Shep- 
herd College and received his degree from 
the University of Maryland, B. S. Educa- 
tion '42. He is the physical education in- 
structor at Washington Junior High School. 


At Chicago Richard E. Freese and Jean 
Rowley were united in marriage. The 
bride, the former Miss Jean Rowley, Kappa 
Delta, graduated from the University of 
Maryland, A. ft S. '46. The groom was 
stationed at the University with Army 
Student Training Program. 


The marriage of Miss Ethel Mae Smelt- 
zer, niece of Miss Margaret Mahaney, to 
Eugene Stanley Schlosnagle, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Howard Schlosnagle, of Acci- 
dent, Garrett County, was solemnized in 

The bride is a graduate of Memorial 
Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1943. 
She did graduate work in public health at 
Columbia University, New York City, and 
is employed by the Maryland State Depart- 
ment of Health. 

Mr. Schlosnagle graduated from the 
Accident High School, class of 1939, and 
received his bachelor of science degree at 
the University of Maryland in 1943, mem- 
ber Alpha Gamma Rho. He taught one 
year at the Accident High School before 
entering the Army, where he served for 
two years, of which nineteen months were 
spent in the ETO. 


Announcement is made of the marriage 
of Miss Edwena Durr, of 3 30 Avirett 
Avenue, to Lawrence C. Arnold, of Cum- 
berland, Md. 

Mrs. Arnold is a graduate of Allegany 
High School and of Frostburg State Teach- 
ers' College. She received her degree from 
the University of Maryland. B. S. '42, 


Miss Virginia Lee Freeman, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. William Granville Freeman, 
Brentwood, Md.. became the bride of 
Edward Walton, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Thomas Walton, Washington, D. C. 

After a wedding trip to Lake Champlain, 
the couple returned to College Park, where 
both are attending the University of Mary- 

Miss Julienne May Reynolds, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Reynolds, of 
Denton, became the bride of Mr. Andrew 
Woodall McCauley, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Herman S. McCauley, of Georgetown. Md., 
a: Hyattsville. 

The bride was graduated from St. 
Mary's Seminary. St. Mary's, Maryland, 
and is a junior in the college of Home 
Economics at the University of Maryland. 

The bridegroom was graduated from Mt. 
St. Joseph's School in Baltimore. He 
was discharged last summer from the Air 
Corps in which he served for three years 


Salty — "A real nice girl wouldn't hold a man's 

Sweetie — "Brother, in THIS league a nice 
girl would have to". 

as a first lieutenant with the 15th Air 
Corps in Italy. At the present time he is 
a senior in the college of Agriculture' at 
College Park (Delta Sigma Phi) . 

Following a wedding trip by automobile 
to Canada, the couple resumed their col- 
lege studies. 

Miss Nancy Kreider Boger, daughter of 
Mrs. Elizabeth K. Boger, and Warren 
Francis Coleman, Jr., son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Coleman, were married in the Har- 
risburg. Pa., Presbyterian Church. 

The bride attended Mount Vernon Semi- 
nary and University of Maryland, where 
she was a member of Kappa Delta. Mr. 
Coleman also attended Maryland and is 
a member of Phi Delta Theta. During 
the war he served in the Navy. They will 
make their home in College Park, Md. 

Announcement has been made of the 
marriage of Mrs. Phyllis Evans Smith, 
widow of Lieut. Harry Lee Smith. Jr.. 
and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Dono- 
van Evans, of Larchmont Woods. New 
Rochellc. N. Y., to Mr. William Robert 
Eckhardt. son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond 

Thomas Eckhardt. of Baltimore, on August 

Miss Barbara Ann Evans, sister of the 
bride, was maid of honor and Mr. Charles 
Fardwell, of Baltimore, was best man. Mr. 
and Mrs. Eckhardt are living in College 
Park, where they will attend the University 
of Maryland. Mrs. Eckhardt is enrolled 
in the college of Education and a member 
of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Mr. 
Eckhardt is enrolled in the college of 
Business and Public Administration and is 
a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. Mrs. 
Eckhardt is a graduate of Southern Semi- 
nary and Junior College. Mr. Eckhardt 
recently was discharged from the Naval Air 

Davis-Mc Williams 

Miss Margaret McWilliams, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. William McWilliams, of 
Wilkinsburg, Pa., and Mr. Aloysius I. 
Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy E. Davis, 
were married at Havre de Grace in St. 
Stephen Protestant Episcopal Chuich by the 
Rev. V. D. Kline. 

The groom is a graduate of the Havre 
de Grace High School and the University 
of Maryland, where he received a Bachelor 
of Science Degree in 1940 from the College 
of Commerce. He has a responsible po- 
sition with the Carnegie-Illinois Steei Cor- 
poration. He served in the Navy in the 
Central Pacific during the recent war. 

The bride is a graduate of the Wilkins- 
burg High School and of Miss Conley's 


Miss Edith Katherine Godwin, grand- 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cunning- 
ham, of Franklin, N. C, and Mr. Morde- 
cai Gist Welling, son of Mr. William Bray- 
shaw Welling, of Sykesville, and the late 
Mrs. Welling, were married in Franklin. 

They are living in Sykesville. Mrs. 
Welling, member of the Army Nurse Corps, 
for three years, served for two years in 
Europe. Mr. Welling is a graduate of the 
University of Maryland. He received a 
Bachelor of Science Degree in 1942 from 
the College of Agriculture. He is a mem- 
ber of Alpha Gamma Rho. Mr. Welling 
saw service in North Africa, Sicily and 
Italy as a captain in the 3 9th Division. 


Washington, D. C, was the scene re- 
cently of the wedding of Miss Nataly Faith 
Notz and Michael Joseph Fitzmorris, Jr. 
The bride is a daughter of Mrs. William 
F. Notz and the late Dr. Notz, dean of 
the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown 
University. Mr. Fitzmorris is a son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Fitzmorris, Denver. 

The bride is a senior in the College of 
Home Economics at University of Mary- 
land, where she is a member of Alpha 
Omicron Pi. Mr. Fitzmorris, recently dis- 
charged from the Marine Corps after 21 
months' service in the Pacific area, will con- 
tinue his studies at MIT. 

Miss Jean Burnside, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Harold Whiting Burnside of Wash- 
ington, recently became the bride of Mr. 
John Stephen Lawton, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Ransom Lawton of Watkins Glen, 
N. Y. The Rev. William Sharp of St. 
John's Church in Georgetown officiated at 
the ceremony in the home of the bride's 
parents in the presence of relatives and 
intimate friends, and a reception followed. 

Mr. James B. Burnside. brother of the 
bride, was best man for Mr. Lawton and 
Mr. George E. Hall of New York, brother- 
in-law of the bridegroom, and Sergt. Bruce 
H. Burnside of Camp Hood. Texas, brother 
of the bride, were ushers. 


The newly married couple left later for 
a trip to New York State and Canada. 
They are residing in Chester Pa., where the 
bridegroom has entered medical school. 

The was g.aduated from Woodrow 
Wilson High School and the University of 
Maryland, where she received first honors 
in the College of Education and received 
a Bachelor of Science Degree this past year. 
She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi 
National Honorary and Delta Delta. 


The marriage of Dorothy (Mont) Hoyle, 
daughter of Mrs. Grace Mont. 167 Center 
Streett. Frostburg. and George Rochefort. 
son of Mr. and Mrs. George Rochefort. 
North Ridge. Calif., took place recently at 

The bridegroom is a graduate of Eagle 
Rock High School and a California art 
school and is employed in Washington by 
the Army mapping service offices as an 
engineer. He served in the Army Engineers 
Corps and went overseas August 3 1, 1942. 
He was stationed in England and in France 
until December. 1945. He received the 
Purple Heart medal and meritorious achieve- 
ment award. 

His bride graduated from Mt. Savage 
High School. Frostburg State Teachers 
College and attended University of Mary- 
land, where she was enrolled in Education 
summer school in 1945. Johns Hopkins 
University. Baltimore, for graduate work. 
She has taught school in LaVale for sev- 
eral years. 

Following the ceremony the couple left 
for a honeymoon trip to Florida. They 
are residing in Washington. 


In Washington. D. C. Miss Louise 
Rust, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James C. 
Rust of Hyattsville. became the bride of 
Mr. Bert Anspon. son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Bert W. Anspon of Upper Darby, Pa. They 
arc at home in Chicago. 

Mrs. Anspon formerly was employed by 
the Department of Justice. Mr. Anspon 
is a graduate of the University of Mary- 
land with second honors, where he was 
enrolled in the College of Commerce and 
received a Bachelor of Science Degree. He 
was recently released after serving four years 
with the Army. 


In Beth Sholom Synagogue, Washing- 
ton. D. C, Miss Ruth Sachs, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Colman Sachs, recently be- 
came the bride of Mr. Irvin A. Wolfson. 
son of Dr. and Mrs. Reuben Goodman. 
Rabbi M. H. Levinson officiated at the 

The bride attended the University of 
Maryland, where she was enrolled in the 
College of Arts and Science from 194 3 to 
1946. She was pledged to Phi Sigma 
Sigma. The bridegroom is a graduate of 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Mr. and 
Mrs. Wolfson have made their home in 
Red Bank. N. J. 


Miss Dorothy Ann Clark, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Clark of this city, 
became the bride of George W. Jarmoska. 
son of Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Jarmoska of 
Jersey Shore, Pa . in St. Albans Church, 
with the Rev. Charles P. Warner officiat- 

The bride graduated from the University 
of Maryland. Home Economics. December. 
1944 (Tri Delt). 

The groom graduated from Maryland. 
Education. Phvsical Education. February, 


Zenaide McMillan Jenkins, a senior in 
the CoJlege of Home Economics, was mar- 
ried recently to Caspar Wistar Woolredge 
of Waban. Mass. She is a member of 
Kappa Kappa Gamma. He has resumed 
his studies at Dartmouth. He left college 
to enter the Army. 


Announcement has been made of the 
marriage of Martha Jean Hummer of Wash- 
ington and Kenneth George Emery of Hy- 
attsville. She is a graduate of George 
Washington and he is a student at the 
University, where he will continue his 
studies next fall. 


The wedding of Miss Catherine Eliza- 
beth McMahan. daughter of Mrs. Herbert 
McMahan and the late Mr. McMahan. of 
Cambridge. Md.. and Mr. Kenneth Robert 
Jones, son of Mrs. Jenkins Jones and the 
late Mr. Jones, of Toddville. Md.. took 
place at Cambridge. 


Sehimmelphennig here is going to bear down 
hard on math. Has a job in view in Switzerland. 
Teaching the cuckoos the numbers before they 
put 'em in clocks. All schools have 'em. 

Mrs. Jones is a graduate of Towson State 
Normal School and the University of Mary- 
land. B. S. Education '41. and is at pres- 
ent a teacher in the Upper Elementary 
School in Cambridge. 


Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Morton Selis, who 
were married recently »re now making their 
home in Arlington. Virginia. The bride 
is the former Betty Susan Pollock, daughter 
of Mrs. Samuel Pollock, Arlington, the 
bridegroom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron 
C. Selis. Washington. 

The bride attended Wilson Teachers' 
College. Mr. Selis studied at Washington 
and Jefferson and University of Maryland. 


Miss Josephine Hoffmeister. daughter of 
Mrs. Robert A. Hoffmeister and the late 
Mr. Hoffmeister. recently became the bride 
of Robert B. Perdew. son of Trial Magis- 
trate and Mrs. Frank A. Perdew of Cum- 


The bride is a graduate of Fort Hill 
High School and of Catherman's Business 
School. For the past two years she has 
been a student at the University of Mary- 
land, enrolled in the College of Arts and 
Science, where she is a member of the 
Delta Gamma sorority. 

Mr. Perdew is a graduate of Allegany 
High School and of the Curtis Wright 
School of Technology. Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia. He is a veteran of the hTO. hav- 
ing recently returned from Germany. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Imhoff of Wash- 
ington announce the engagement of their 
daughter. Miss Patricia Ann imfioff, to Mr. 
\\ illiam Bromley Magruder. son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Elbert Magruder of Bethesda. 

Miss Imhoff. whose father is a Com- 
gressman from Ohio, attended the Univer- 
sity of Maryland for the past two years, 
enrolled in the College of Arts and Science, 
and is a member of Alpha Delta Pi so- 

Mr. Magruder recently returned from 
the European theatre, where he served with 
the 101st Airborne Division. 

Recently married, were Sylvia Klein, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Klein, 
and Samuel Inoff. son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Joseph Inoff. 

The couple left on a motor trip to 
Mex co. The bride attended the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, where she was en- 
rolled in the College of Arts and Science, 
in 1941-42, and is a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Michigan. Mr. Inoff has re- 
cently been discharged from the Army after 
31 months service in the European theater. 

The apartment of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard 
Gallagher in Wardman Park Hotel, Wash- 
ington, was the scene of the marriage of 
Mrs. Alice Fraser MacDonald to Lt. Comdr. 
Charles Moye Jones. U. S. N. R., recently. 
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. J. F. Fraser of Minneapolis and 
Minnetonka Beach. Minn, and Comdr. 
Jones is a son of Mr. and Mrs. .Charles W. 
Jones of Cumberland. 

Mrs. Jones/ was graduated from Rad- 
cliffe College and the University of Minne- 
sota. She is a member of the Junior 
League of Washington and the Army-Navy 
Country Club. Comdr. Jones attended 
Potomac State College and the University 
of Maryland, where he was enrolled in the 
College of Arts and Science from 1937 to 
1940. He was decorated during the re- 
cent war with the Distinguished Flying 
Cross and the Air Medal and Citation. He 
was in battles at Pearl Harbor. Midway. 
Solomons Islands and Tarawa. He now is 
on duty at the Naval Air Station at Ana- 
Barnard -Sponheim 

Margaret Sandra, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. H. P. Sponheim, Portland, North 
Dakota, was married to J. Deems Bar- 
nard, son of Mrs. Lydia Ann Barnard of 
Baltimore, and the late Joshua S. Barnard 
of Cumberland. 

Mrs. Barnard is a graduate of the Moor- 
hcad State Teachers Colllge in Minnesota, 
where she is a member of the Psi Delta 
Kappa sorority and the Art Club. She 
taught at Redondo Beach. California, last 

Mr. Barnard is a graduate from the Uni- 
versity of Maryland Law School. He also 
attended Temple University and the Uni- 
versity of West Virginia. He served three 
years with Military Intelligence and was 
recently discharged. 

The young couple spent their honey- 

moon in the Sierra Nevada mountains and 
visiting points of interest in California. 
They are now residing in Los Angeles, 

Maryanne Pitcher, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Ronald W. Pitcher, of Cumberland, 
and John Orwig Hobbs, son of Lt. Col. 
and Mrs. Edgar O. Hobbs. of Washington, 
D. C were married recently. 

The bride is a former student at Allegany 
High School and was graduated from the 
Willard, O., High School. She is a sopho- 
more at the University of Maryland, en- 
rolled in the College of Home Economics, 
where she was pledged to Alpha Om.cron 
Pi sorority. 

Mr. Hobbs is a graduate of Franklin 
High School. Reisterstown. and was a stu- 
dent at the University of Maryland prior 
to his induction in the Army in 1942, serv- 
ing with the Eighth Air Force in England. 
He wears the Distinguished Flying Cross, 
the Air Medal with three clusters, the Euro- 
pean Theatre ribbon, with two Battle Stars 
and the Presidential Unit Citation. 

In Washington, D. C, Miss Frances 
Anne Haller and Mr. Jean Jones were 
married recently. 

Mrs. Jones attended the Women's Col- 
lege at the University of North Carolina 
and was graduated in June of this year 
from the University of Maryland, where 
she received a B. A. degree from the col- 
lege of Arts and Science. She was a 
speech major and a member of Kappa 
Kappa Gamma Sorority. Mr. Jones at- 
tended the Little Rock College of the Uni- 
versity of Arkansas, and now is a student 
at the University of Maryland. 

William E. ("Bill") White 

William E. (Bill) White, known and 
beloved by thousands of Maryland students, 
grads and faculty members over a stretch of 
more than 30 years, died on October 10 at 
Prince Georges County Hospital. He was 
76 years old. 

Bill, who came to College Park in 1012. 
the same year that Dr. H. C. (Curley) 
Byrd returned to his alma mater to begin 
his great career for the University, made 
his start by opening a lunch room. He 
owned a large part of the College Park 
business section when he died. His wife, 
also well known to many Old Liners, died 
in 1941. 

Bill was a native of England, but came 
to America in 1888 and lived at La Plata, 
Md., for a time. Later he moved to 
Washington, thence to College Park. 

He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. 
Mary E. Chaney, with whom he resided, 
and three brothers, Albert, a retired farmer; 
Thomas E., a retired member cf the Mary- 
land Experiment Station staff, and James, 
who lives in Arlington. Va. 

Robert J. (Bobby) Chaney, a grandson, 
is a 1945 graduate of the University. He 
was a Sigma Nu. 

Alan B. Neumann 

Alan B. Neumann, 47, former president 
of the Maryland Garage W Machine Co. 
in Silver Spring and an employee of the 
Home Owners Loan Corp. for a number 
of years, died in Shanghai, China. 

Mr. Neumann went to Shanghai as agent 
for William Hunt W Co.. importers. 

Born in Washington. D. C. Mr. Neu- 
mann graduated from the University of 
Maryland in 1924 and was a member of 
Phi Kappa Phi. national honorary society 
of engineering. He was enrolled in the Col- 
lege of Engineering. 

After his graduation. Mr. Neumann was 
in business in Chicago for a short time. He 
came to Silver Spring in 1921. At the 
HOLC he served as assistant to the director 
of personnel. 

He entered the Navy at the outbreak 
of the war, saw service in the South Pacific 
and was discharged last year with the rank 
of commander. 

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Thelma 
M. Neumann, who was in Shanghai with 
h m, and two son; by his first wife, John 
W. and Richaid K. Neumann of Silver 
Spring. A sister, Mrs. Maud N. Knowlls 
of Washington, also survives. 

Nathaniel L. Warren 

Nathaniel Luff (Nervy) Warren, died 
in Veterans' Hospital #48 in Atlanta on 
March 8. 1946. He was a high spiiited 
cheerful, energetic and whole-souled person. 
His personality was so vivid that it is very 
hard to believe that he has passed on. Our 
heartfelt sympathy goes out to Mrs. Warren. 

Born in Selbyville, Delaware, September 
15, 1888, he served in the Marine Corps 
in World War I from May 1918 to March 
1919 and was discharged a Corporal. 

Construction Superintendent for Irvin ft 
Leighton (Philadelphia) at the Proving 
Ground, Aberdeen, Md. 

July 1941 - January 1943, manager 
of Roofing Dept. of Brooks Lumber Co.. 
Green. boro, N. C. 

January 1943 - July 1945. Estimator 
for Interstate Roofing Co. of Anniston, 
Ala. This concern was doing defense work 
only so Nervy travelled a good deal of the 
time. He worked on the Army Air Corps 
Replacement Center. Greensboro. N. C. and 
when that was completed he went to the 
Clinton Engineer Works, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 
(Atomic Bomb Plant.) Here they had a 
contract to put the roofs on 250 houses, 
29 barracks, a power house, etc. From 
there he went to Jacksonville. Fla. where 
they had a contract to roof several ware- 
houses at the Naval Bases at Yukon, Fla. 

During most of this time he was travel- 
ling to Atlanta estimating on new work. 
In November 1 944 he was transferred to 
Atlanta, mostly because it is the building 
center of the south. 

In July 1945, Nervy and Eugene J. 
Johnson from Montgomery, Ala., formed 
the Troup Roofing Co. with headquarters 
in La Grange. Ga. (65 miles south of 
Atlanta.) They did a good general roofing 
business and it was the very thing Nervy 
wanted to do most of all. He worked day 
and night to make it a success until he just 
couldn't go on any longer. 

He was buried at Ardsley Burial Park. 
Glenside, Pa.. March 12. 1946. 

Robert Lee Hall 

Pitts Creek Presbyterian Church. Poco- 
moke City, was taxed to the utmost to 
accommodate those who there assembled to 
pay their last respects to the memory of 
Dr. Robert Lee Hall, for many years a 
prominent physician in Pocomoke and vi- 
cinity. He died in the Peninsula General 
Hospital, his death occurring as the result 
of a complication of diseases. 


Dr. Hall was born in Marion, Md., June 
22, 1877, the son of John Wesley and 
Mary Elizabeth Hall (nee Colbourne) . He 
was graduated from the Marion high school 
in 1894, and afterwards received his M. D. 
degree from the University of Maryland in 

He began his career as a drug clerk in 
Crisfield. Maryland; was an interne in the 
University Hospital. Baltimore. 1901-2; 
after which he began his practice in Poco- 
moke and continued until his death. 

The deceased's ability, both as a physician 
and a public spirited citizen was recognized 
in many ways. He was courtesy member 
of the Peninsula General Hospital staff; 
postmaster in Pocomoke. 1928-3 6; delegate 
to Republican National Convention. Chi- 
cago; member of the local draft board; a 
member of the Republican State Central 
Committee; fellow A. M. A.; member of 
Maryland Medical and Chirurgical Faculty, 
of which he received the high honor of its 
presiding officer; Piesidcnt of the Worcester 
County Medical Society; President of the 
Medical Alumni Association of the Univer- 
sity of Maryland; a member of the Presby 
terian Church, this city. 

The deceased is survived by « widow, 
who before her marriage was Miss Mary 
Fulton Hanna. of Harford county; one 
son. Robert Lee, also survives. 
Dr. Harry M. Itumpf 

Funeral services were held recently for 
Dr. Harry Merryman Stumpf, Reisterstown, 
dentist and vice president of the Pikesville 

The Rev. Wallace Brashers. pastor of 
Grace Methodist Church, Reisterstown. 
conducted the services. 

Dr. Stumpf. wbo received his degree in 
dentistry at the University of Maryland 
dental school in 1906. practiced 40 years 
in Reisterstown. 

The son of the latte Henry Stumpr, 
he was born at Butler, Baltimore county, 
61 years ago. He married Miss Jessie Foster, 
and after her death carried Miss Grace 
Ankenery, who survives him. Other sur- 
vivors are a daughter, Mrs. Kriete Osborn, 
a sister, Mrs. Alvey Conway, and a grand- 

Dr. F. G. Cowherd 

Dr. Frank Garnett Cowherd. 61, well 
known local X-ray specialist, died suddenly 
in Cumberland of a heart attack. He had 
been in failing health for some time. 

A native of Cumberland, Dr. Cowherd 
was a son of William Cowhecd. of Wash- 
ington, and the late Louella (Conrad) 
Cowherd. He was graduated from the 
University of Maryland in 1909 and served 
in the medical corps during World War I. 

Dr. Cowherd held membership in the 
Allegany-Garrett County Medical Associa- 
tion and belonged to First Baptist church. 

Surviving, besides his widow, are three 
children by a former marriage: William 
Jerome Cowherd, of Petersburg, W. Va. ; 
Frank Garnet Cowherd, Jr., of Troy, N. 
Y., and Miss Louise (Cowherd) Stevens, 
of Washington; two sisters, Mrs. B. J. 
Coffman, of Richmond, Va.. and Mrs. 
Julian T. Winfree. of Washington, and two 
brothers. Louis Q. Cowherd, this city, and 
Clifford C. Cowherd, of Mayfield, Ky. Dr. 
J. Kile Cowherd, of Cumberland, is a 

Daniel E. Fields 

Daniel Allen Fields, 48, died at his home 
in Nanticoke. Md. on June 23, 1946 after 
a long illness. Dr. Fields had been engaged 
in the general practice of medicine at Nanti- 
coke. Md. for the past 21 years. He was 

.1 veteran of World War I. A student at 
the University of North Carolina in 1917- 
18, and a medical student in 1920-22, he 
won his M.D. at the University of Mary- 
land in 1924. Born at I.aurinburg. N. C. 
March J, 1898. he was the son of James 
Thaddeus and Belle (Tedder) Fields. He 
mariied Miss Dorothy Barker on January 
7. 1925. His wife, four daughters, two 
brothers, one of them. James Thaddeus 
Fields, Jr. '18, of Laurinburg: and a sister 

William R. Jenkins 

William Romulus Jenkins, 29, died sud- 
denly on April 14. 1946 at Ft. Bragg 
following a heart attack. Stationed at Ft. 
Bragg for only a few days prior to his 
death, Lt. Jenkins was previously stationed 
at Ft. Knox, Ky. He entered the Army 
Medical Corps after completing his intern- 
ship at University Hospital, Baltimore, Md. 
A medical student at North Carolina in 
1939-41, he received his Certificate in Med- 
icine in 1941. He had attended The Citadel 
in 1935-38, and Louisburg College in 
1934-35. He won his M.D. at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in 1943. Born at 
Franklinton, Juiy 27, 1917, he was the 
son of William Harmon Moor and Helen 
Jenkins of Franklinton. His parents and 
two sisters survive. 

Mrs. Otto Siebeneicher 

Mrs. Margaret E. Siebeneichen, 6 3, of 

1019 Upshur street N.E.. Washington, 
wife of Master Sergeant Otto Siebeneichen, 
U. S. Army, retired, for many years band- 
master at the University of Maryland, died 
at Walter Reed Hospital after an illness of 
six weeks. 

A native of Ganheim. Germany, Mrs. 
Siebeneichen came to this country in 1907 
and has lived in Washington for the past 
2 3 years. Her husband. Otto Siebeneichen, 
retired in 1928 as a member of the United 
States Army Band, and retired from Mary- 
land University a few months ago. 

Besides Mr. Siebeneichen, she is survived 
by a son, Paul O. Siebeneichen, stationed 
in the office of the chief of ordnance at the 
Pentagon Building, and a daughter, Mrs. 
Louise M. Walters of Washington. 

Funeral services were held at St. An- 
thony's Catholic Church. Burial was in 
Arlington National Cemetery. 


A baby girl. Donna Marie, was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur I. Duvall of Silver 
Spring. Md. 

Mr. Duvall was of the class of '36 and 
is now a Physicist at the Bureau of Mines. 

Mrs. Duvall, the former Angela Aiello, 
was in the class of 1945. 


Seven new professors, five holding Ph.D. 
degrees, have been added to the History 
Department staff. 

Dr. Fred Wellborn, American history 
professor, and author of the textbook 
Growth of American Nationality, which 
Maryland is using this year, received his 
Ph.D. degree at the University of Wis- 
consin. Assistant professor in American 
history. Dr. Beverly McAnear, spent four 
years in the military service before coming 
to Maryland this fall. Before entering the 
Army Air Forces he studied at Leland 
Stanford University and later taught there. 

Donald C. Gordon, assistant professor 

teaching American and English history, was 
graduated with a BA degree from the 
College of William and Mary. Afterwards 
he became a member of the Norfolk branch 
of the William and Mary faculty. He 
received his MA degree from Columbia 
University and is now working on his 
PhD. Mr. Gordon's special field is English 
and British Empire history. 

Dr. Herbert Crosman, teaching American 
and Latin American history, completed his 
BA, MA, and PhD degrees at Harvard 
University, and was previously with the 
faculty at Tufts College, Massachusetts. 
Ho has done research work in Mexico pre- 
paring for a biographical writing on "The 
Early Life of Jose Ives Limatour." 

Dr. Richard H. Bauer, PhD from the 
University of Chicago and associate pro- 
fessor in European history taught in the 
army universities in England and France 
and trained occupation forces in the newly 
created constabulary school in Germany. 
He also instructed at Mary Washington 
College in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

Dr. Horace Merrille, assistant professor 
in American history, received his PhD 
degree from the University of Wisconsin. 

Dr. Wiehelmina Jashemski. a PhD from 
the University of Chicago, speicalizes in 
Ancient and Medieval history and has 
authored publications in this field. She was 
professor of history at Lindenwood College. 
St. Charles, Missouri before coming to 


After a lengthy tour of duty in the 
Navy, which service he left with the rank 
of Captain in the Medical Corps, Dr. 
Charles A. Young has returned to practice 
in Roanoke, Va., with offices in the Medical 
Arts Building. 

Dr. Young. Maryland '14. went on 
active duty on May 19, 1941 and returned 
to civilian life on January 21. 1946. 


Mr. Bowen S. Crandall, University of 
Maryland, B. S. '32 (Plant Pathology) 
formerly with the Forestry School, Uni- 
versity of Georgia, is now located at Tingo 
Maria, Peru. Why not let us have an item 
about your interesting activities in South 
America. Bowen. You send it. We'll 
print it. 


Edmond C. Young, 1 1 High Street, 
Woodbury, N. J. would like to hear from 
former classmates and advises that he re- 
cently married Miss Jean Auwetter, of 
Clarksboro, N. J. 

Mr. Young received B. S. degree at Mary- 
land, and second honors in Arts and Science, 
1938. Ph.D. in 1943: Phi Kappa Phi 



Dr. H. C. Byrd, President of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland was one of the speakers 
at the celebration of the bi-centennial 
anniversary of West Nottingham Academy 
held at Colora, Md., October 19-21, in- 

Other speakers were: Governor O'Conor, 
Senator Radcliffe, Congressman Roe, Mayor 
McKeldin of Baltimore, Dr. Norman T. 
Kirk, Surgeon General, Army. Rev. Dr. 
Frederick W. Evans, moderator of the 
General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church, U. S. A., pastor of the Second 
Presbyterian Church, Troy, N. Y., Dr. 
Glenn R. Morrow, dean of the College, 
University of Pennsylvania and Rev. Dr. 
Rex Clements, president of the Board of 
Christian Education of the Presbyterian 
Church, U. S. A., pastor of Bryn Mawr 
Presbyterian Church. Bryn Mawr, Pa. 

West Nottingham is the oldest secondary 
boarding school for boys in the United 
States. Other schools founded earlier are 
no longer in existence. 

West Nottingham was one of the earliest 
of the colonial academies. It is the oldest 
preparatory school in Maryland, and one 
of the oldest, either boarding or day, in 
the country. It started in 1744. The 
founder, Rev. Samuel Finlcy, was an early 
pastor of West Nottingham church, second 
oldest Presbyterian church in Maryland. 
After 17 years as principal of West Notting- 
ham, Finley became president of the College 
of New Jersey, now Princeton. 


An atlas, to take postwar stock of world 
mineral resources, will be produced by the 
University of Maryland and the Bureau of 
Mines, Dr. H. C. Byrd. university president, 
and Dr. R. R. Sayers, mine bureau director, 

The atlas will be of particular value in 
future planning for conservation of ir- 
replaceable resources they said. 

The text will be written by commodity 
specialists and will include location of major 
mineral deposits and potential reserves and 
salient facts on geology, mining and world 


Professor Edna B. McNaughton. College 
of Education (Nursery School) University 
of Maryland announced the resumption of 
Nursery School at Center High School in 
Washington, D. C. 

The courses are being taught by Mrs. 
Elizabeth Whitney, now Director of Center 
School, Remedial Education Center, Wash- 
ington. D. C. formerly of the Rockville 
Cooperative Nursery School. 

Mrs. Whitney did her undergraduate 
work at Mt. Holyoke. and graduate work 
at 69 Bank Street and New York Uni- 
versity. She was a teacher in 69 Bank 
Street Nursery School for five years, and 
while there was a lecturer of Education at 
New York University for four years. She 
has taught at the Brooklyn Friends School 
and this summer had charge of the Demon- 
stration Nursery School in College Park. 

Course can be counted for undergraduate 
or graduate credit. 



His Excellency, Galo Plaza, Former Ambassa- 
dor of Ecuador, recently returned to his native 
country. This distinguished Marylander made 
the Commencement Address last June. 


Maryland's Department of Geography in 
cooperation with the National Central Uni- 
versity of China, the United States Depart- 
ments of Interior and Agriculture, is pre- 
paring an atlas of China, which will describe 
and locate the resources of that country. 

When completed, this study will aid in 
determining China's ability to pay interest 
on the capital she needs to develop her 
agriculture and industry. 

Working with the Geography Depart- 
ment on the atlas which will be used by 
students of geography and natural resources 
throughout the world, are Dr. Huan Yong 
Hu. Professor Shu Tan Lee, Dr. Charles 
Y. Hu. Professor Shu Ching Lee and Mr. 
Chien Chun Hsiao, all of China. 


Marie Savage, '47, senior in the College 
of Arts and Sciences, majoring in sociology 
and serving her second year as president of 
the B. S. U. was elected president of the 
Maryland-D. C. Baptist Student Union. 

Other offices: Marion Ball, secretary, and 
Charlotte Spitzer, publicity director. 


Appointment of Dr. Howard L. Stier 
as head of the State Department of market- 
ing has been announced by Dr. T. B. 
Symons, Dean of Agriculture and Director 
of the Extension Service of the University 
of Maryland. 

Dr. Stier who grew up on a dairy and 
general farm near Lisbon in Howard 
County, has been assistant professor of 
horticulture at Maryland, before entering 
the service, in 1941, where he became chief 
statistician of the Quartermaster General. 

He returned to the University for the 
War Assets Administration. 

Dr. Stier completed his undergraduate 

work in igriculture education at Maryland 
in 1932, and earned the master of science 
degree in 1937. and the doctor of philoso- 
phy degree in 193 9 for his work in horti- 
culture and plant physiology. He spent two 
years, 193 3 to 193 5 in potato breeding 
work at the Bureau of Plant Industry at 
Behsviile. He is author of some 20 scientific 
papers in horticulture, and of several others 
in statistics and administration. 


Dr. H. C. Byrd, president of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, announced the appoint- 
ment of Howard Rovclstad, former assistant 
director of libraries, as acting director to 
succeed Carl Hintz. who resigned. 

Mr. Hintz has been named museum 
librarian of the Chicago Natural History 
Museum, according to an Associated Press 
dispatch from Chicago. He succeeds Mrs. 
Emily Wilcoxson, who retired after 41 
years of service. 

presentation of certificates by Dr. Henry 
Brechbill. acting dean of the College of 

Other guest speakers included Mrs. Ruth 
G. Ehlers of the National Recreation 
Association, Stephen James of the Auto- 
motive Safety Foundation of Washington 
and Dr. Thomas G. Pullen, jr., Maryland 
State Superintendent of Schools. 


Several new projects at Maryland have 
been established by the Veterans' Club. 

Planned now is a commissary, somewhat 
reminiscent of the "P Ex", at which vet- 
erans will be able to purchase food at 
wholesale prices. It is also hoped that a 
sufficient supply of milk may be secured 
from the dairy so that that item, too, may 
be sold at cost. 

The Vets' Club is the largest single 
organization on campus because of the 
number of service men registered. Total 
veteran enrollment is 4400. 

The club issued a call for men who are 
interested in participating in the Varsity 
Show, which the veterans will sponsor in 

An invitation has been sent other col- 
legiate veterans' organizations to exchange 
ideas of mutual interest. 

Several veterans were delegated to attend 
the Student Veteran Planning Conference 
at the University of Pennsylvania. Problems 
to be discussed include housing, higher sub- 
s'stencc allotments, and the size of classes. 

Plans are also being advanced to coordi- 
nate the collective weight of veteran student 
opinion to back legislation dealing with 
the educational benefits of the G. I. Bill. 


This 1936 Graduate of the University of Mary- 
land is internationally famous for having created 
Ferdinand, the Bull. 

The world knows the story about the bit? 
handsome bull who had weight, looks, class, 
speed. He had everything BUT THE DESIRE 

Mr. Leaf comes up for mention each year 
when the boxing season rolls around and the 
ring coach has a tough time finding heavy- 
weights. It is then that some unkind soub 
offer the thought that, possibly, Mr. Leaf got 
his inspiration for Ferdinand from campus 200 


A three-day conference of the Maryland 
Congress of Parents and Teachers was 
held at the University of Maryland. 

Mrs. Newton P. Leonord of Providence 
R. I., representing the National Congress 
of Parents and Teachers, was among the 
speakers at the first morning session in 
the university's new administration building. 

Mrs. Robert G. Doty, Cumberland, 
State president, also greeted the reprentatives 
at the opening session and explained the 
purpose of the meeting. 

In the first afternoon session, Dr. H. C. 
Byrd. president of the university addressed 
the delegates. 

Mrs. L. P. Ditman, chairman of by-laws 
of the Maryland congress, was one of the 
1 aders of an open forum the same afternoon. 

The conference concluded with the 


Lieutenant Colonel John J. Gormley, highly 
decorated Marine officer and a stand out in the 
fiercest actions in the Pacific where he served 
as a Battalion Commander. 

B. S. 1937, Gormley was selected for the 
regular Marine Corps from tthe Maryland 
campus. The Marines made no mistake. Gormley 
was a standout in baseball, football and boxing 
— one of Maryland's best ; Silvester Medal for 
Athletic Excellence ; Southern Conference's best 
blocking backfield star; with a broken hand 
winning tthe three points needed to give Mary- 
land its first Southern Conference Boxing 
Championship. He showed the same resource- 
fulness and fortitude he had displayed in Uni- 
versity athletics when the greater fight came 
off in the Pacific. Gormley is now stationed in 
Washington and is a frequent visitor to the 
College Park campus. 



THi/ 1/ a ytAc rcc greatne/j 

(V* 11 HIS is a year for greatness — and men 
\S) can be great by the grace of Christ. 
There are perhaps three outstanding dreams 
for which most men live. There are those 
who live to be secure. There are those who 
live to be loved. There are those who live 
to be significant. I've thought a long time 
about those three longings of the human 
heart, and I have come to one conclusion. 
A man will never be secure in this kind of 
world until he fulfills the conditions of security. A man will 
never be loved until he fulfills the conditions of being loved. A 
man will never be significant, surely within the Christian frame- 
work of personality, until he fulfills the conditions of significance. 
All three of these add up to the same total. That total reads: 
A man must be truly great if he is to be secure, if he is to be 
loved, and if he is to be significant. 

But what is a great man? Let's draw a sharp distinction 
between a great man and a famous man. Many great men are 
famous, but most great men are not. A moron, for example, 
thanks to highpowered advertising, can have a national reputation 
in thirty days. But that will not make him great. And. further, 
notice that greatness does not mean a dif- 
ference in kind, but in degree. Thus a man 
may be great on a one-talent pattern or 
a five-talent or a ten-talent. You see, all 
true greatness is cut off the same cloth. 

I am indebted to a friend for three words 
by which to describe, it seems to me, a 
truly great person. 

The first of these three words is GOOD. 
A man must be good if he is to be great. 
Before a man can be professionally great 
or intellectually great or politically great, 
he must be a great person. In other words, 
greatness is moral before it is social, intel- 
lectual, or prefessional. 

And now comes one of the hardest 
questions in the world: What is a good 
person? There is perhaps more unanimity 
of opinion on the makeup of the stars than 
on what constitutes a good life. How is 
this for a practical, working answer? A 
good man is one who deserves to be trusted. 
He may not be trusted, but he des.rves to 
be. That's the fundamental mark of a good 
man. So that a much more essential word 
than Love is confidence. It is the root from 
which love grows, blossoms, and blooms. 
Let's illustrate this idea. 

A famous queen is said to have made 
this prayer, "O God, keep me innocent, 
make others great". The queen evidently 
forgot that innocence is impossible, and that 
greatness includes goodness as its first 

constituent. What I think she really said was, "O God. keep 
me good, make others great". But she overlooked the fact that 
greatness includes goodness as its first ingredient. 

One of my Washington parishioners said to me. "I would 
have more confidence in my surgeon if I did not know so much 
about his personal life". Precisely. It is often tragic that many 
public characters are, in their private lives, not so well balanced 
as they are in their public performances. 

I am thinking of another Washington friend who is able to 
do his work in about eight languages. A young lady said to me 
recently, "My, he's a great man. He can read eight languages". 
To which I replied, "Yes, he is a great fellow, but not because 
he can speak eight languages, for you see he could be a liar in 
all eight". In like manner, the test of a man is not whether he 
can do higher mathematics, but whether he is honest in simple 
arithmetic. Thus, professional skill must be preceded by personal 
integrity and character, if a man is to be truly great. 

Well, here is where Jesus comes in. You remember the line 
in the old hymn, "He died to make us good". I believe it is 
fair to say that no other person or influence in history has produced 

A Timely and Inspiring 
Message To All 


Church of the Reformation, 
Washington, D. C. 


To be good, to be useful, to bs courageous. 

so many dependable people as has Jesus 
From a social point of view alone He justifies 
Himself by the production of dependable men 
and women, people you can trust. 

One day Simon Peter had a moment of 
special penitence and unworthiness, and cried 
out to Jesus. "Depart from me for I am a 
sinful man. O Lord". And. of course, that 
is exactly what Jesus would not do. He 
stayed by Peter, started a private revolution 
in Peter's life, and out of it came a character of rock. He can do 
that for us, too. 

The Psalmist prayed, "Create in me a clean heart, O God, 
and renew a right spirit within me". That prayer was never 
really answered until Jesus came. He pulls triggers in men's 
consciences. He gives them sharpness of moral judgment. He 
makes men good. Therefore, a man must be good in order to 
be great, and he really can be good only by the help and grace 
of Christ. 

But a man may be good for nothing, so that as we try to 
analyze a great man there is a second word to describe him. He 
must be good for something, that means he must be USEFUL. 

There are days of adversity, especially 
for young people. They are the chief 
sufferers of the world. And such days of 
adversity for every one of us are times to 
examine our motives, our ambitions, and 
our desires. What are you and I living 
for? In days when so many are giving their 
lives and their health and their future for 
others, the question must come home to 
every one of us. What are we living for? 
What is the meaning of life, anyhow? Let's 
try to get at that question. 

The first purpose of an education is to 
enable a man honestly to earn a living. 
For those of us with normal health and 
strength, the first description of a useful 
man is one who is able to carry his own 
weight and pull his own load. Who. ex- 
cept a weakling, wants to be guaranteed 
security from cradle to grave? But the test 
of usefulness is not simply to carry our 
own load. We must carry it with a margin. 
Tell me how much you can do and are 
doing beyoid actually supporting yourself 
ar.d your iamily, and I w 11 tell you how 
useful you are. The world goej forward 
only upon the shoulders of men and wcmen 
who support themselves, plus. Isn't that 
the principle of Jesus? "Except your right- 
eousness shall exceed the righteousne s of 
the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no 
case enter into the kingdom of heaven. . . 
What do. ye more than others?" 

I want to enter here a word of reserve. There are many people 
with physically frail bodies, known to society as shut-ins, whose 
beds of affliction have become communitv and family alt.irs 
We light our torches at their candles. We refresh our spirits 
at their springs. They may seem a burden and a liability, but 
I am personally acquainted with so many of the sick and of the 
shut-ins that I know they often render a spiritual, an inspirational, 
a courage-building contribution to all who meet them. Even 
though they are physically frail, they share that intangible 
something which moves men's hearts. Shut-ins are not exceptions 
to the principle I am pleading for — they illustrate it. 

There is a prominent inscription in Washington that reads. 
"Justice is the foundation of sce'ety". I don't believe it. Men who 
do justice only meet their fellow men half way, but they don't 
build a better wo _ ld. Men who bless society — the discoverers, 
the inventors, the pioneers, the creative spirits, the saints — don't 
stop with doing justice. The clash of mutual self-interest doesn't 
make the world better. The kinds of people by whom this 
world progresses are those who do justice with a great big plus. 


Suppose everybody in the world was able 
to carry his load unaided, and did just 
that, do you think the world would get 
anywhere? I don't think so. I believe it 
would simply mark time. Indeed, the world 
idvances upon the shoulders of people who 
do carry their load with a margin. 

There are some outstanding illustrations, 
of course — men with great margins who 
illustrate the principle. Take Thomas A. 
Edision. I suppose he could have supported 
his family with an hour's work a day, but 
the world is richer because he often worked, 
as I understand, twenty hours a day. Dr. 
George Washington Carver, the great Negro 
scientist, could have met his simple wants 
with a few moments work each day, but 
the world is far richer because he toiled on 
and on in his laboratory. Well, that's the 
principle which every one of us must seek 
to follow. Carry your load with a margin. 
And that measures our usefulness. How 
useful are we? 

These are days that compel us to get 
our thinking straight Consciences will haunt 
us, when we think of the suffering and 
sacrifices of others, if we do not "come 
clean" with life. 

A Minimum Person 

May God save us from being minimum 
persons. And what is a minimum person? 
He is one who lives for food, shelter, sex 
and position. He is the boaster, the bully, 
the easily angered and the self-seeker. You 
see that the business of Christ is to make 
maximum persons. 

I believe the following formula will 
prove true. Assuming that a man is nor- 
mally healthy, if he is lazy, indifferent, 
and selfish, it is proof that he is out of 
touch with Christ. No man can be in touch 
with Christ and lose his initiative. Christ 
sharpens a man's personality. He puts a 
cutting edge on his talents. If you want 
to see a glorious example of what I am 
trying to plead for, take a look at Mme 
Chiang Kai-shek. Read her confession of 
faith. You simply don't produce people 
like Mme Chiang Kai-shek apart from 
Christ. That's Christ mission in the world. 

Let's Be Big 
There are those who hold that the un- 
stable ages are the creative ages. May this 
be an age like that. And a man cannot be 
a creative thinker unless he begins with his 
own motives, ambitions, and desires. 

Rise up, O men of God, 
Have done with lesser things. 

Lesser themes for lesser days — let's be 
big. And I ask you, how big is your 
margin? To be useful by the grace of Christ 
is to be great. 

But there is at least one more word to 
say. A man may be good and he may be 
useful, yet have only a present tense. But 
a great man has, also, a future tense, for 
he has achieved the sense of destiny. That 
means he must be COURAGEOUS. 

You may know the story qf that little 
group of travelers who were huddled around 
a campfire on one December 31, as they 
watched the old year pass. One of them 
lamented his vanished gold; another, his 
faded honors; a third, his false friends; 
and the forth, his lost loved ones. But the 
last one told his story in a verse: 

Sad losses ye have met 
But mine is sadder yet — 
The believing heart 
Is gone from me. 

May I tell you why that is the greatest 
loss in life? The outstanding need of us all 
today is courage without hate. And how 
arc we going to get it? By whistling in 
the dark? I don't think so. By clenching 
your fists and determining to see a hard 
job through? That helps. By the cocktail 
hour? I don't think so. Here is the real 
secret of courage. Tell me what and Whom 
you believe in, and I will tell you your 
courage. Let's see how that works. 

Opinions are ideas men hold, but con- 
victions are ideas that hold men. Great 
ideals, great ideas, eternal principles, con- 
victions based on these principles are the 
hands of God by which He holds men and 
makes them brave. Tell me what and 
Whom you belive in. and I will tell you 
your courage. 

A little while past I heard Stanley Jones 
use words like these: "I don't know how 
this old world is coming out but I believe 
that the future belongs to those who be- 
long to Christ". The poet was right, "Till 
Thou hast bound me fast I am not free" — 
nor brave. 

Every night in these times, before I go 
to sleep, as far as I can control my last 
fading though. I try to say this over to 
Change and decay in all all around I see 

Thou who changest not. abide with me. 

The man whom Christ holds has the 
secret of abiding courage. When a man is 
thus held, he can believe in the high and 
eternal when the low and tragic are around 
him everywhere. He is sure that something 
enternal is being accomplished in the midst 
of this painful and difficult world, and he 
is struggling to find out what is going on 
and to share in it to the full. He believes 
each man has his part to do in history, 
assigned by Him who presides over all 

For thirteen years I have worked on 
Capitol Hill in Washington. Next in my 
affections to my own study, my favorite 
spot on the Hill is the lighted dome of the 
C ipitol Building. From Pearl Harbor until 
V 1 night the dome was dark. Frequently 

1 'ork at my Church late in the evening. 
D> ing the blackout of the dome on a 
pi icular dark night, as I rounded the 
Cr, tol near midnight with the sky as 
*•'-• •. as ink, one glorious star hung o'er 
rbv Capitol dome. I got out of my car. 
""'■" star seemed to say to me. "You love 
rbii dome?" And I answered. "I certainly 
do" The star seemed to reply. "I am only 
par' of the light that never will be blacked 
oul I am part of the light that the dark- 
est night cannot put out. Follow my 
light, and Him of whose light I am only 
a part, and find as many others as you can, 
to follow, too. Then some day this dome 
that you love may be relighted again". It 

So may we be great — great by the grace 
of Christ. That will mean: To be good, 
to be useful, to be courageous. 



Thirty persons met at the University of 
Maryland for the first regular meeting of 
the Study Group of Religious Philosophy. 
Though interest ran surprisingly high, the 
g^oup would like more of the men students 
to stimulate the discussions. 

McAllister visits 

Dean Charles E. McAllister, President of 
the Association of Governing Boards of 
State Universities and Allied Institutions 
recently visited the University of Maryland. 

Touring 85 institutions of higher learn- 
ing, Dean McAllister is gathering informa- 
tion concerning administrative problems in 
colleges and universities for the Association 
of Governing Boards of State Universities 
and Allied Institutions. 

Past President of the board of regents 
of the State College of Washington, he is 
serving his sixth year on that council. 
McAllister is Dean of the Cathedral of St. 
John the Evangelist in Spokane, Washing- 
ton. He serves actively in the Episcopal 
Church as well as on civic and educational 

The Dean is a member of the Washington 
State Board of Mental Hygiene which he 
served as president at one time, a trustee 
of Lakeside School for Boys in Seattle, 
Washington, a member of the Arboretum 
Board of the University of Washington, a 
member of the National Build of Book 
Reviewers and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. 
He is a past president of the Inland Empire 
Association of the last named group. He 
has also been president of the Washington 
State conference of social workers. 
Maryland's Bill Wisner. 


Anita (Peters) Burleigh, College of 
Education, '29, who married Bill Burleigh, 
College of Arts W Science, '28, writes 
"Bill and I had a wonderful trip home last 
May through Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut, 
Jerusalem, Cairo and Alexandria where we 
took the Vulcania to New York. We had 
some time in Italy en route and enjoyed 
Sorrento and the Isle of Capri. 

"Upon reaching New York we visited 
in New Hampshire, Washington, and Ohio 
before motoring west by way of Glacier 
National Park and the Pacific Northwest. 

"Our address is 1825 St. Francis Way, 
San Carlos, California. 


Chaplain Arthur Keimel, U. S. Naval 
Reserve, presented to Dr. H. C. Byrd, 
President of the University of Maryland, 
a gavel made from the teak wood forward 
deck of the Battleship MARYLAND. 

"It affords me great pleasure to present 
this gavel to the University of Maryland," 
said Chaplain Keimel, "made from the 
decks of the U. S. S. MARYLAND. It 
is fitting and proper that a gavel made from 
one of the fighting ships of the Navy, 
which did its full part in winning the 
recent World War II in the Pacific, should 
be given to the University of Maryland 
which, with its sister colleges and universi- 
ties, may assist us all in the orderly pro- 
cedure of winning and establishing a fair 
and firm peace for all mankind." 



THE axiom. "A sound mind in a sound body," will become more than a mean- 

ingless shibboleth when Maryland's new College of Military Science and Tactics, 
Physical Education and Health Education, begins to function full swing with 
particular attention being devoted to tthe "sound body". 

Colonel Harlan C. Griswold. U. S. Army, is acting Dean of the new College 
with Dr. Louis Raymond Burnett in charge of Physical Education and Health 
Education. Dr. Burnett was formerly director of physical education and health 
education in Baltimore's schools. 

One of the outstanding features of this new college is the opportunity for 
veterans to major in Military Science, and to offer some of their service activity as 
transferable credit to the college. 

The entire physical training program has been placed under the Military De- 
partment and will be conducted in close cooperation with, and largely as a part 
of, the Reserve Officers Training Corps unit. 

Plans now are being drawn for buildings to increase the physical facilities available 
for these sports and for physical training. These facilities include the construction 
of swimming pools for men and women, a new stadium, and an addition to the 
women's field house, and a new building for indoor sports. 

The general plan of physical training for men will involve six major lines. 
These comprise military drills, general competitive games on an intramural basis, 
boxing, wrestling, judo and swimming. Under the direction of Dr. Burnett, 
the competitive games will be used as a laboratory in which to train future teachers 
of physical education. One man will head each sport, and probably be head coach 
of that sport. 

The plan provides that the 2500 freshmen and sophomores who will normally 
be enrolled in the ROTC Unity will all engage in these sports, and from them will 
be selected the varsity teams. Insofar as possible, the complete staff for the physical 
training program will b: drawn fiom former University athletes and physical 
training graduates who have been serving in the army the last war years in physical 
training capacities. 

All men students will take military training. If a man is not physically able 
to engage in military drill, he will be placed in corrective excercise classes. Physical 
examinations will be given to all men when they enter the University, and it is 
their intention to determine what disabilities they may have and then take such 
steps as may be necessary to remove or correct handicaps, insofar as possible. 

Administratively, the physical activities and training for women will be in the 
new college. The progiam generally will be expanded. 



who heads new College of Military Science and 
Tactics Physical Education and Health Educa- 

Newly Authorized Col- 
lege of Military Science 
And Tactics, Physical 
and Health Education 






Director of Physical Education and 

Health Education 

Director of Health and Physical Education, Public Schools, Baltimore, Maryland 

Furnished by the Committee of the American Physical Education Association 
at the time of awarding him a Fellowship in 1934. (With recent additions) 

Dr. Burnett is splendidly equipped for his duties in the University of Maryland's 
newest college. He received his education in the schools of Dcs Moines, at Harvard 
University, and at Tufts Medical school, where he received his M. D. in 1910. 
He also is a graduate of the War Department School for Aviation Surgeons, 1918. 

Dr. Burnett has a wide experience in the professional field. He has taught in 
the YMCA's of Des Moines, Iowa, and Kenosha. Wisconsin. He was on the staff 
of Harvard Summer School for many years, under the leadership of Dr. Dudley 
A. Sargent. While there he taught the courses in games and recreation. During 
a test of all Harvard students he established the college record score of 1342 in the 
all-round strength test devised by Dr. Sargent. He directed the Sargent Camp for 
girls in New Hampshire for three years. 

He served as instructor and demonstrator of anatomy and physiology at the Tufts 
College Medical School. 1911-19 14. He was director of the Goddard Gymnasium, 
Tufts College, and student medical advisor, 1914-1917; Supervisor of Hygiene 
and Physical Education, Paterson. N. J.. 1919-1923; Superintendent of Recreation, 
Paterson, N. J., 1923-1930: Director of Health and Physical Education, Public 
Schools, Baltimore, Maryland, 1930 todate. This includes supervision of the 
physicians and nurses and the athletic coaches in secondary schools. 

His affiliations have been with the Amer- ican Association for Health, Physical 
Education, and Recreation as Council mem-ber. Section Chairman, and Vice-President 
in 1943-44; with the Metropolitan Ama-teur Athletic Union, Boy Scouts, American 
Legion. National Recreation Association, New England Collegiate Athletic Council. 
He is a past president of the Society of 


City Administrators of Physical Education 
and a past president of the Maryland State 
Association for Health, Physical Education, 
and Recreation. This group awarded him 
a bronze plaque in appreciation for his work 
in the cause of health and physical education. 

Dr. Burnett wrote the "Health Code" 
for the Milton Board of Health while a 
commissioner in Massachusetts. He served 
on President Coolidge's Conference on Out- 
door Recreation, on President Hoover's 
White House Conference on Child Health, 
and for years has been active in civic clubs 
and parent-teachers groups. He gave radio 
addresses for the National Recreation Associ- 
ation which fostered recreation at Rochester, 
York, Trenton, and Port Jervis. 

Dr. Burnett served as flight surgeon in 
charge of the welfare of aviators and their 
physical examinations at five flying fields 
on Long Island, 1918-1919, and as flight 
surgeon with the Victory Loan Flying 
Circus which visited thirty large eastern 

He has contributed articles to "Mind and 
Body" on camping and hiking for boys. 
He compiled the first New England Rules 
for Women's Basketball, later adopted 
nationally, and is a past member of the 
National Rules Committee for Women's 
Basketball and Field Hockey. 

He has originated a number of elementary 
school contests and team games among 
which the best known is probably the game 
of Fieldball which is becoming increasingly 
popular in secondary schools and colleges. 
At the Olympic Games it was played by 
European teams and over two hundred 
thousand men players are listed on European 
Fieldb'll teams. 

Dr Burnett has written several recent 
article' such as: 

a. "Correctives for the Handicapped" 
appearing in "The Nation's Schools". 

b. "The Program of Health and Physical 
Education in the Baltimore Public Schools", 
published in the Baltimore Bulletin of Edu- 
cation, and reprinted in the Journal of 
School Health. 

c. "Health and Physical Education", 
The Impact of the War upon these subjects 
in public schools, Pratt library, Publication. 

d. Radio WOR, N. Y., "Training for 
Preparedness in Summer Camps". 

e. "Golf Psychology", in The American 

Dr. Burnett directed the 9th Regional 
Training Institute for Physical Fitness in 
Baltimore when the Victory Corps program 
issued by the U. S. Office of Education was 

Dr. Burnett has been a lecturer for 20 
seasons at leading universities such as Mar- 
vard (8 years), John Hopkins (5 years), 
Maryland (3 years), Texas, Oregon, and 
Morgan State College. His subjects have 
been the Administration of Health. Physical 
Education, and Recreation with demonstra- 
tions of coaching in games and athletics. 

At present Dr. Burnett is Chairman of 
a National Committee studying "Athletics 
in Secondary Schools" for the American 
Association for Health, Physical Education, 
and Recreation. 

He has recently been given a five year 
appointment (1945-49) to the Joint Com- 
mittee on Health Problems in Education. 
This is a national committee representing 
the American Medical Association and the 
National Education Association. 


A far-reaching Army Air Forces Officers 
Training Corps program, designed to pro- 
vide the AAF with a steady flow of college- 
trained officers, began this Fall at 76 col- 
leges and universities including the Uni- 
versity of Maryland throughout the United 
States with facilities available for an en- 
rollment of 16.200 students. 

ROTC courses will be available to 7,200 
elementary and 9.000 advanced students. 
Future plans anticipate participation by 
50,000 students at 150 colleges. For some 
years prior to the war, the Army Air 
Forces had no ROTC units. A few which 
had existed previously were abolished in 
the mid-30's when limited training funds 
were concentrated on the production of 

The four-year program for Air ROTC 
students will consist of a two-year elemen- 
tary course and a two-year advanced course 
lead-'ng to a commission as second lieutenant 
in the Air Reserve, General Partridge said. 

Elementary students will receive general 
instruction to give them a foundation of 
basic military knowledge. Advanced stu- 
dents will be taught the background, history, 
and various administrative, tactical and 
technical aspects of the Army Air Forces 
during the third vear of the course. Fourth- 
year students will receive specialized in- 
struction to qualify them for definite duty 
assignments in the AAF, such as a com- 
munications, engineering, or transportation 

The particular course offered to the 
student during his final year will depend 
upon the academic course he is studying and 
the courses available in his Air ROTC 
unit. Within certain lim ; tations, students 
enrolled in electrical engineering, for ex- 
ample, may take the Air ROTC com- 
munications course, and students taking 
business management may take the ad- 
ministration course. 

Between the junior and senior year. Air 
ROTC students will attend a six-week 
summer camp and put into practical appli- 
cation the theory learned in school and 
receive instruction in courses not presented 
on the campus. 

Orientation flight training will be pro- 
vided in the final year of the course and 
qualified students who desire to enter AAF 
flying schools will be checked at the end 
of this training. Students who show suf- 
ficient aptitude will be granted a high 
priority for selection as student officers at 
one of the AAF's flying schools. Air ROTC 
graduates who undertake this train : ng will 
do so as commissioned officers and will enter 
a program especially designed for such 
graduates to avoid repetition of instruction 
previously given. 

The program is open to all college 
students. Veterans of military service may 
rece : ve special benefits, with the approval 
of the Professor of Military Science and 

Tactics of the institution and its President. 
These benefits include credit for the first 
year's training if the individual had served 
at least six months active duty in the 
military service. If he had served one year 
or longer he would be permitted to enter 
directly into the advanced course. 

Instructors will be qualified AAF officers 
and enlisted men. They will all have been 
graduated from a special school established 
for Air ROTC instructors at Perrin Field, 
Sherman, Texas. Aproximately 600 in- 
structors will be needed 300 officers and 
3 00 enlisted men. 


Veterans Administration Training Offi- 
cers at the University of Maryland have 
advised veteran students that there are many 
points of importance embodied in the rules 
and regulations contained in Public Law 16, 
346, and 679, which provide educational 
veterans benefits or Veterans of World 
War II. 

Veteran students must enroll for at least 
1 2 semester hours of work in order to 
draw full subsistence. Disabled veterans in 
training under Public Law 16 must enroll 
for the minimum of 1 2 semester hours and 
they will not be permitted to remain in 
training unless they carrv this load. 

Veterans who filed for their educational 
benefits in any other area but that of the 
Washington. D. C. Regional Office must 
fill out a change of Address form. (V. A. 
572) in duplicate, and leave it with the 
Veterans Administration representatives on 
th; Maryland Campus. 

Veteran students must consult with and 
obtain the approval of the Veterans Admin- 
istration Training Officer on the Campus, 
in regard to all matters connected with 
their training, such as changes of enroll- 
ment, dropping courses, adding of courses, 
transfer from on» College to another within 
the University, >tc. 


College Park's elaborate $350,000 shop- 
ping center was denied approval by the 
Civilian Production Administration. The 
center was turned down on these four 
counts, E. M. Synan, District CPA con- 
struction manager, said: 

1. The need for it in the community 
had not been established to CPA's satis- 

2. It would create too heavy an impact 
on the veterans' housing program. Synan 
pointed out that he was forced to make 
the ruling although the contractor had made 
every possible effort to eliminate the use 
of critical materials in his plans. 

3. Construction of new veterans' homes 
had made present shopping facilities in- 
adequate, and 

4. The area had experienced only normal 
growth over the past year and therefore no 
real need was apparent. 


The Speech Department at University of 
Maryland, handicapped during the war be- 
cause of the insufficient radio apparatus, 
has installed the first Westinghouse studio 
console so that once again professional 
radio programs can be produced. The con- 
sole consists of four microphones, tran- 
scription turntables, and remote control 
channels for outside pickup. 


THEY called her "Baseball". She 
wouldn't play without a diamond. 


Some guys work like a horse so thev 
can draw a girl with a beautiful carriage. 


"So iss your boy alretty old enough he's 
goingk by Merrchlendt Universiteh?" 

"Hokay! Alretty six months he's goingk 
by dhe Universiteh." 

"Say. vat iss dhe name dhe boy?" 
"Iss named John." 
"Hooey! Vat a name, John'!' 
"So vot's wrongk dhe name John.'" 
"Oh. mebbe iss hokay dhe name John, 
onleh efery Tom. Dick and Herrch iss 
named John." 


Nice tall Juniah. 
Name o' Julia. 
Glory, glory, 


Little chap sitting on the curb with a 
cigarette in one hand and the neck of a 
flask protruding from his hip pocket. An 
old lady came up to him and said. "Sonny, 
why aren't you in school?" 


As one electrician asked 
another, "Wire you insu- 


Cow followed by ducks, 
i.e., to wit. namely, as 
follows, e.g. colon and 
dash, although most peo- 
ple like that viz — Milk 
and quackers. 


Guy spent so much 
dough on his ever lovin' 
sweetie that he had to 
marry her for his money. 


One of the junior Terps 
tells us. "F'r Easter my 
mother gived me a pink 
candy wabbit. I kep' it 
and I kep' it and I kep' it 
until it got so dirty I 
HAD to eat it." 


Rear Rank Rudy says 
he learned to play the 
piano because a glass of 
beer falls off a violin. 


"Hell, lady, I'm only three." 


A man must live with the man that he 
makes of himself. 


When you think the door to a successful 
future is closed against you. the ivory 
knob that holds it shut isn't on the door. 


Few people miss the man who fails in 
life, but a multitude will sing the praises 
of the individual who gains success by hon- 
est means. 


In getting to the bottom of things, one 
usually finds how to get to the top. 


Many a man has attained success merely 
by making the most of his blunders. 


If a man knows where he's going you 
can tell it by his walk. 


Some women stay broke because their 
husbands get up first. 


A girdle is an elastic supplement to a 
stern reality. 

Kilroy — "Any big men 
born in Cumberland?" 

Hoff — "No. only ba- 

She walked with him in the park. He 
was a little rough around the hedges. 


Everything comes to him who goes after 
the things other people wait for. 


King Solomon and King David 
Led very wicked lives. 
They had five hundred concubines 
And twice that many wives. 
When they'd grown old and weary 
And youth that lost its charms, 
King Solomon wrote the Proverbs: 
And King David wrote the Psalms. 


No wonder they were wise men with 
that many gals bringing in the daily info. 


"I vant some telcum powdeh" 


"Sure. You tecnk I vant vimmia's?" 


"No. I take it vit me." 


A lad from around Albrecht's chow 
emoorium tells us that the month of March 
is known for "coming in on a line and 
pong out on the lam." 


"Quick, you can save 
my husband from death 
in the electric chair. Just 
dive out that window and 
run like hell." 


"Do you know what 
good clean fun is?" 
"What good is it?" 


Ancient Egyptian girls 
always became mummies. 


Scotty MacPherson just 
called up his girl to as- 
certain what night she 
was free. 


Drunk, looking at re- 
flection of moon in pool. 
"How'd I get way up 


He had a stern look. 
His mother had been 
frightened by the rear end 
of a ferry boat. 


Wife, at 4 a.m., "What 
does the clock say?" 

He. "Clock shesh 'Tick 
tock. Doggies say, 'Woof, 
woof.' Li'l boidies say 
'Beep' and kitties say 
Meoow' " 

Guy beating the red light at the main 
gate corner ran over and killed a mongrel 
pup belonging to a College Park kiddy. 
The guy stopped the car, tried ot console 
the youngster with, "I'm sorry, sonny, but 
I'll replace your dog". "Mister", replied 
the kid, through sobs, "You flatter your- 


You can tell a gal from Maryland, 
By her get up and her style. 
You can tell a gal from Maryland, 
By her "Hello!" and her smile. 
You can tell a gal from Maryland, 
By her walk and talk and such, 
You can tell a gal from Maryland 
But you can't tell her MUCH! 


One of our campus clowns, having trou- 
ble with math, seems headed for a career 
o( teaching cuckoos the numbers before 
they put 'em in clocks. 


Shirley Rouse tells us about her quiet 
home in Baltimore, "Everybody talking; 
nobody listening. Like the Portuguese Navy, 
all officers and no men. Everybody giving 
orders and nobody carrying them out." 


Prof — "It gives me a great deal of real 
pleasure to give you a 'B' in this subject". 
Coed — "Why not have a REAL good 
time for yourself and give me an 'A'?" 


"Light coming to us from the sun at 
the rate of all those thousands of miles per 
second: Isn't it wonderful." 

"No! It goes down hill all the way." 


Sailor taking his girl to the movies stops 
to buy some popcorn on the way: 

"Don't put any butter on — we want 
to hold hands." 


Definition of Hitler- — A small man who 
played for big stakes unsuccessfully, in 
spite of a marked deck. 


"There was a funeral up in Paterson", 
said Ken Malone, "and among the mourners 
was an old fellow of 98. "How old are 
you?", asked one of the fellow mourners 
at the funeral parlor. "I'm 98", wheezed 
the old boy. "Hardly worth going home 
for, is it?", was the retort. 

He ast me could he kisst me, 
And he did it oncet or twicet, 
1 knew I shouldn't oughter, 
But, Gawd, he smellt so nice. 

Here's one that does NOT belong on 
a jokes page. Junior was pestering Father 
with a barrage of questions. To quiet him 
Father cut up a newspaper map of the world 
and gave it to Junior with the admonition, 
"Put it together right". Junior did that 
in no time and explained, "On the other 
side of the map was a picture of a man. 
I knew if I put the man together right the 
world would be right". (The kid had 
something there.) 


Want Ad — Will the senior who took a 
large fur coat from the Varsity Grill please 
return the blonde who was sleeping inside 
of it. 

O ■ 

Professor — "Is any one in the class a 

Ex-GI — "Not me. I volunteered early". 
— O 

The girl who does everything under the 
sun. sometime gets her hide tanned. 

Stude — "Waiter, there's a needle in this 

Waiter — "Typographical error; 
have been a noodle". 



A chemical stude named McDuff, 
Was mixing some chemical stuff. 
He dropped a match in the vial 

And after a while 
Classmates picked up one gold tooth and 
one cuff. 


"I fell in a mud puddle?" 
"Wearing your new shirt?" 
"Yes. I fell so fast I did not have time 
to remove it" 



"That's the trouble* with this country ; too 
many foreighners init7" 

Shyly, the mama gnu said to the papa 

gnu. "I've got gnus for you". 
Speaking of gnus they and okra did a 
heluva lot for cross word puzzles". 


"Yeh, part of my vacation money went 
for wine, part for women. The rest I 
just threw away on food". 


Adam, naming the aneemules — "That's 
a hippopotamus". 
Eve — "Why?" 

Adam — "Because he looks like a hip- 


Prof — "Who was Homer?" 
Tessie Toppleheimer — "A dope on the 
Henry Aldrich program". 


"This is the chamber of commas", said 
the coed, pointing out the English depart- 


A snuff manufacturer is a beezark who 
goes around sticking his business in other 
peoples noses. 


"Hello, Montgomery, we're glad to have you 
report for the first rehearsal". 

"What character do I play?" 

"You don't have any character ; you play 
the part of a heel", 

That guy with the long curly hair. He's 
from Yale. You've heard of those Yale 

■ O 

You can always tell a lady by the way 
she dresses. Watch one some time. 


Drunk in phone booth — "Naw I don't 
want no Warfield 3 800. You gimme my 


In the rear row of the theatre the 49er 
and his date were indulging in some plain 
and fancy necking. 

An usher tapped the Terp on the shoulder 
with, "After all, fellah, this IS a theatre!" 

Replied the 49er, "Chee, movies TOO?" 


Freshman from upstate who, even after 
eight months as a jolly tar afloat, was so 
dumb he insisted that the Chief of Naval 
Operations was the No. 1 doctor of ab- 
dominal surgery. 


First She — He tried to kiss me last night 
but he certainly didn't do it! 

Second She — How did he happen to 
change hit mind? 


make something of it?" 


She couldn't mail the circulars becau»» 
there were no round envelopes. 


New invention. Glass that will bend 
so drunks can wring out the bottles. 

The hen was in the cellar, laying in a 
supply of coal. 


The troop train pulled out. The crowd 
cheered. They weren't going. 

Great Big Elephant — "Gosh your small 
and insignificant?" 

Itsy Bitsy Mouse — "Yeah, I've been 
sick". | 


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Maryland Quarterback 


k N interesting football study is offered 
t/1 at Maryland in the conviction of 
Coach Clark Shaughnessy and his aides 
ihat hopes for success in the final games in 
November lies in adhering strictly to a 
"two-team plan.'' 

Four games have been played. Two were 
won and one lost with the two-team plan 
in force and another was dropped when 
an attempt was made to consolidate the two 
outfits, known as Vic Turyn's lightweights 
and Tommy Mont's heavyweights. 

There are no troubles within the Ter.a- 
pin ranks. Everyone is eager to win. It is 
a strictly unique postwar grid problem, 
narrowing down to the simple fact that 
Turyn's all 1945 lettermen outfit, lacking 
the age and physical power of Mont's team, 
played almost as a unit last season and in 
spring practice and consequently has func- 
tioned more smoothly than a bunch of 
fellows thrown together for the first time. 

Turyn's team played most of the game 
and the better football, offensively and 
defensively, in beating Virginia Tech. 
However, Coach Shaughnessy and his co- 
workers are confident the heavies will find 

None of Mont's team, except Mont, 
Wright, and Chovanes, who were regulars 
on Shaughnessy s 1942 T'.rp eleven, ever 
played together. Guaid Hmile Fritz, who 
would shine on ANY outfit, is the only 
1945 letterman on the "big" squad. 

Aga'.nst Virginia Tech the "Turyn 
Team", consisting of Vic Turyn, Pat 
McCarthy. Walter Fehr, Dick Johnston. 
Gene Kinner. Ed Schwatz, Joe Drach. Bob 
C:osland. Bill Poling, Harry Bonk and 
Sammy Behr, averaged 21.47 years and 
177 pounds. The figures will remain the 
same if Bob Piker or Bob Troll replace 
the injured Sammy 

In the same game the "Mont Team", 
made up of Tommy Mont, George Simler. 
Jim Goodman. Ed Chovanes, Jim Kurz, 
Emile Fritz. Randy Bishop. Fred Davis, 
Vjrnon S?ibert. Lucien Gambino and Reds 
Wright, averaged 23.4 years and 201.3 


Fleetfooted Sammy Kehr, who tore off 
plenty of yardage for Maryland last year 
including that 90 yard touchdown run 
against Virginia. Sammy is out for this 
Season with an injured foot. 

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Maryland Quarterback 


With four Terp runners hitting the 
finish in a dead heat, Maryland took a 
low-score 15 — 44 victory over Johns 
Hopkins University in their first cross- 
country meet. 

Tied at the finish of the five-and-a- 
quarter mile course in a time of 28 minutes, 
30 seconds were Lindy and Sterling Kehoe, 
younger brothers of the Terp coach, Jim 
Kehoe; Jim Umberger and Jim Umbarger. 
The fifth man across, 45 seconds later, was 



Tickets for the Maryland-Michigan State 
Grme, East Lansing, Michigan, November 
23, 1946. should be ordered direct from 
Mr. L. L. Fremodig. Michigan State 
College, East Lansing, Michigan. 

None will be handled at College Park. 


In mist-shrouded Byrd Stadium, a ca- 
pacity crowd, standing room only and end 
zone seats filled. Clark Shaughnessy turned 
loose his new University of Maryland 
ball club. They defeated a devastated Bain- 
bridge Naval Training Center eleven lay in 
its wake, crumpled by a 54 — score. 

The Commodores heavy, but tottering 
line was drilled as the Old Line backs, 
provided with terrific interference, drove up 


and down the field like a herd of Sherman 
tanks. Bainbridge. once one of the nation's 
greatest Service teams, appeared as though 
they were going to give the Terps a little 
trouble for a few brief moments, but once 
the Old Liners began to move, they did 
so almost at will. 

Maryland scored once in the first quarter, 
three times in the second, and twice again in 
the third and fourth periods. The only time 
Bainbridge had a chance to score came in 
the dying moments of the game when 
Francis Curran, standing on his own 30, 
let go with a long heave to Johnny Lowery 
and the Bainbridge player appeared well on 
his way to the races when, suddenly, Ver- 
non Seibert took up the chase, ove. hauled 
him and pulled the sailor down at the 
Maryland 1 1 . 

Sammy Behr, the Talladega twister, 
bioke away for a 34-yard run in the late 
period for the Terps initial score. The 
shifty scatback broke through his own left 
tackle, then reversed his field, and reached 
pay dirt standing up. 

Tony Gambino, a husky 200-pound 
halfback, came up with Maryland's second 
score early in the second quarter. The 
powerful running Chicagoan took the ball 
from Tommy Mont, after the Terp quarter- 
back had faked a pass, and sprinted 45 
yards through a broken field, for the 

Big strapping 218-pound Jack "Reds" 
Wright, pushed over from the one-yard 
1 ne to score the first of his two tallies. 
And in the waning moments of the second 
stanza, Seibert broke away and slithered 
25 yards to make if to pay dirt. 

Pat McCarthy, the lanky former St. 
John's end, accounted for Maryland's fifth 
touchdown, which came as soon as the Old 
Liners got possession of the ball in the 
third period. Joe Mocha, who used to play 
for Shaughnessy at Pitt, pitched a perfect 
strike from the 12 to McCarthy at the 
four and the big fellow loped over un- 

Behr came up with his second touchdown 
at the fag end of the third quarter when 
he streaked 13 yards to climax a sustained 
drive of 3 9 yards. 

In the final frame, Leroy Morter snatched 
a 37-yard toss from Quarterback Turyn 
to hang the seventh tally on the scoreboard. 
The final touchdown of the game came 
when Wright bulled his way through the 
center of the line for four yards. 


Close to 12.000 Maryland fans watched 
the highly touted Terps take it on the chin 
from under rated Richmond. The crowd 
took a pasting too. 

3 7 to 7 the Spiders tore off gains, tossed 
passes, pushed through Maryland's line and 
generally won pulled up and going away 
from a team the ^experts had rated far 
ahead of Richmond. A short pass from 
Fenlon to Savage and a 3 5 -yard run scored 
first. Laluna smashed across for the next 
one. Collecting on a Maryland fumble 
Timberlake smashed over for another talley. 
Hofbauer scored the fourth touchdown after 
a 23 yard run. Ralston took a long pass 
to score again and Billingsly, intercepting 


Jchn O. "Reds" Wright, 225 pounds of 
convincing fullback. Back at Maryland 
Wright recently returned from military 

a long Maryland pass, took in 5 8 yards 
to the pay counter. Conversion accounted 
for the additional point. 

Maryland's only tally came on a pass 
fiom Mont to Emmett Shaughnessy with 
the Terps heaving the ball desperately. 

Those who did not witness the debacle 
can pretty well get an idea from the fact 
that Richmond gained 204 yards to 54 for 
Maryland. The reason for ALL post war 
teams is obvious whether it is football, 
basketball, boxing or what not. No one 


From Cumberland, via the military service, 
this 215 pound end is in his first year at Mary- 

knows what the other fellow has. Its a 
gamble. Everybody stuck their hands in 
the ex-GI grab bag. Richmond did O. K. 
They look like a mighty good ball club. 
As for Maryland, well, everything went 
wrong. It was one of those nights and 
recalled Jimmy Durante's story about the 
guy who tried to fix the cuckoo clock. He 
took all the innards out and put 'em back 
in wrong. So every hour the cuckoo backed 
out and asked, "What time is it?" 

North Carolina took advantage of the 
breaks and piled up a 3 3-to-O score against 
Maryland at Chapel Hill. 

The Tar Heels rolled to a touchdown 
in every quarter and added an extra one 
in the final period while the Terps' offense 
bogged down every time it edged into 
North Carolina territory. 

Drenching rain fell and the game was 
played in the muck. 

Two of the Tar Heel scores came after 
blocked kicks and two others resulted from 
intercepted passes. The passing of Tommy 
Mont, who completed 16 of 25 for 104 
yards, put Maryland in scoring position 
several times, but the attack always bogged 
down. At one period of the game Mont 
hit the targets seven times in a row. 

Maryland offered its best scoring effort 
early in the third quarter when the visitors 
marched 43 yards to the North Carolina 
44. but the attack fizzled out. 

Maryland's passing attack, used in des- 
perate fourth-quarter scoring attempt, 
boomeranged when the Tar Heels hauled 
down one of Vic Turyn't tosses on the 
Maryland 22 and scampered the rest of the 
way for the final tally. 


Maryland's football team boomeranged 
back from two severe lickings to upset a 
favored V.P.I, eleven, 6 — 0, before a 
capacity crowd. 

The truculent Terps appeared to have 
the game sewed up in the waning moments 
when a V.P.I, back was scooting for pay- 
dirt that could easily have won the game. 

Tommy Mont had punted into the end 
zone and V.P.I, had taken over on its 20- 
yard line with little time left. 

Bruce Gobbler, signal caller, took the 
ball from center and lateraled to Walton 
near the sidelines, who let go with a heave 
to Beard on the midfield stripe. Beard 
was off to market. Mont started tearing 
after him. The fleet Maryland quarterback 
caught the Gobbler on the five-yard line. 

Mont, whom Coach Shaugnessy calls the 
best "T" formation quarterback in collegiate 
football, thus saved the game but it re- 
mained for Vic Turyn, Harry Bonk and 
Bill Poling to win it. Turyn did most of 
the signal-calling and Poling did just about 
everything else. He scored the winning 
touchdown and his punts were what Mary- 
land has lacked all season. Bonk hit the 
line hard, often and effectively. Behr played 
a brilliant game as did also McCarthy, 
Fritz, Goodman and Johnston. 

Maryland scored when Poling went over 
from the 13 yard line after a drive of 63 



When Emile Fritz, Maryland guard, was 
not selected for all Conference honors, 
Marylanders were greatly surprised. They 
thought Emile was just about the best 
guard in the Southern Conference. 


Powerful William and Mary, playing 
with an eye on the Conference title, and 
a bowl bid, overwhelmed Maryland at Wil- 
liamsburg. 41.7. 

Coach Rube McCray. an outspoken foe 
of the T-formation, watched his ever-im- 
pioving young club run its point total to 
280 for the season and march to its fifth 
consecutive conference triumph. 

A passing attack that accounted for 211 
yards and four touchdowns was the key 
to victory. The big Ind an line gave its 
passer sample protection and from the 
pocket completed five of seven forward 
passes, including two touchdowns tosses 
from a dead run. 

Vic Turyn's Maryland lightweights, with 
Paul Massey and Jack Poling in star roles, 
romped down field in two 50-odd yard 
drives in the first period, but then the 
Indians got tough and completely bottled 
the Terps. 

Emmet Shaughnessy who saved Mary- 
land from a shutout in its one-sided defeat 
at the hands of Richmond, helped the 
Terps into the scoring column in the gath- 
ering dusk. He blocked a Buddy Lex punt 
on the Indians 10, and after Ed Reider 
made 9 yards Lavine scored. 


THE FATE OF ANY democratic 
government hangs upon the perilous hope 
that every citizen can and will do his own 

I know no safe depository of the ultimate 
powers of society but the people themselves: 
and if we think them not enlightened 
enough to excercise their control with a 
wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to 
take it from them, but to inform their 
discretion by education. 

— Thomas Jefferson 


Lieutenant Commander Albert F. Farrell, 
former Bainbridge sports mentor, is one 
of the University of Maryland's finest 
athletic products. He is now stationed at 
the Naval Air Station, Anacostia. 

Graduating wtih the class of 1937 from 
the University of Maryland, Farrell made 
a success of the athletic experience acquired 
at Maryland. Upon completing college he 
became athletic director for the Washington 
Metropolitan Police Boys Club. In 1942 
he entered the Navy to tour both the 
European and Pacific theatres and to con- 
tinue his work with sports. 

Comdr. Farrell began his athletic career 
during high school days at Gonzaga when 


Harry Bonk, rugged Maryland fullback. 
He boots 'em from the left side foot. 

he earned 12 letters in football, baseball, 
boxing, and basketball. At Maryland he 
was a nine letter man in the same sports. 
Before entering the Navy his job in Wash- 
ington primarily centered around the organi- 
zation of the huge Boys Club project now 
in full swing in that city. 

Lieutenant Commander Farrell took his 
indoctrination at the Naval Academy, and 
was assigned to the Anacostia Navial Air 
Station, Anacostia, D. C. There he organ- 
ized and coached boxing, golf, baseball and 
tennis. He carried on the same program at 
the Preflight school in Chapel Hill, N. C, 
and Hutchinson. Kansas. In Kansas he 
produced one of the best boxing teams in 
that part of the middle west. 

The ex-Maryland athlete served abroad 
several transports end tankers in and out 
of European ports until the Nazis were 
defeated and then against the Japanese until 
they quit. Then he returned to the States. 

Lt. Comdr. Farrell holds a high record 
at Bainbridge. He began coaching boxing 
teams which copped the District of Columbia 
Golden Gloves and Maryland State AAU 
championships. His teams participated in 
the National tournaments in New York and 
Boston. The 1946 Commodore baseball 
team, whuh he coached, enjoyed a successful 
season, with 36 wins and 1 1 defeats. 

Although Comdr. Farrell has not com- 
pletely decided on his post war plans, he 
has been approached by several colleges for 
public relations and coaching duties. He 
plans to continue his work in athletics. 


At the 26th annual Convention of the 
National Boxing Association held in Cleve- 
land, Ohio, Colonel Harvey L. Miller. 
Maryland boxing coach, was rejected ex- 
ecutive Secretary for the seventh term. 49 
boxing governing bodies comprise the NBA. 
Miller is a past president of the organization 
and is also chairman of the District of 
Columbia Boxing Commission. 


The Terrapin Club, an alumnus organi- 
zation at the University of Maryland, has 
begun a campaign to promote good will 
towards athletics and athletes of the Uni- 

George C. Cook, of Hyattsville, presi- 
dent, says that even though the club has 
no official connection with the university, 
scholarships established by the club will be 
administered by it. 

The Terrapin Club is comprised of 60 
members at present. It has four regional 
directors, one each for Baltimore, Wash- 
ington, and the Eastern and Western shores 
of Maryland. 


Mr. George Knepley, graduate of the 
University of Maryland, and former super- 
visor of athletic events for the Mt. Rainier 
Police Boys Club, has resumed his position 
as director of athletics with the club. 

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Bill Poling, halfback, is a hard working 
fellow who gives all he has every time 
he's in there. 



One of the most rugged boxing schedules 
in University of Maryland ring history 
faces Terrapin ringmen this winter. 

Head Coach Heinie Miller, whose teams 
in prewar days twice won Southern Con- 
ference titles after undefeated seasons, will 
have as his assistants 

The schedule shows five dual meets at 
tCollege Park and three on the road, viz: 

Thursday, 1 9 December — Virginia at 
College Park; 

Saturday, 1 1 January — Bucknell at 
College Park; 

Saturday, 18 January— West Point ar 
College Park; 

Saturday, 25 January — Catho'.ic Univer- 
sity at College Park; 

Saturday, 1 February — South Carolina 
at Columbia; 

Saturday, 8 February — North Carolina 
at Chapel Hill; 

Friday, 14 February — Kings Point at 
College Park; 

Saturday, 22 February — Coast Guard 
Academy at New London. 


University of Maryland had another 
coach return to its fold when Fausto 
Rubini, boxing mentor at the school in 
1943, returned from the Navy. He had 
been on active duty as a Navy Lieutenant. 

He was assigned to the Physical Educa- 
tion Department as instructor where he wi.l 
concentrate on basic boxing in that depart- 
ment where participation in boxing is com- 
pulsory for freshmen and sophomores. 

The University also reported the return 
from the Army of Frank Cronin, former 
star on the 193 9 Maryland ring team. 
Cronin, who can be recalled as Maryland's 
surprise package 155-pounder on that 1939 
team, will assist Head Coach Heinie Miller 
with the 1946-47 boxing team. 

Cronin never had boxed before when he 
developed as a star back in 1939. He wen', 
through an undefeated season that year and 
topped it by winning the Southern Con- 
ference title at his weight. Cronin was on 
active duty as a Major in the Army. 

Maryland experienced many coaching 
changes in boxing during the war years, 
incidentally, due, of course, to the many 
mentors entering the service. Miller moved 
out in 1940 to command Washington's 
Fifth Marine Reserve Battalion. Mike 
Lombardo took his place in 1941, but 
Mike followed Miller into the Marine Corps. 
He is still on active duty as a major. 

Bobby Goldstein relived Lombardo in 
1942, but later left for the Army. Tom 
Campagna replaced Goldstein in 1943, but 
Tom, too, entered the Army, being re- 
placed by Rubini in 1944, who went into 
the Navy. Paddy Kane coached in 1945 
and then Miller returned to take over his 
old job for the 1946 season. 


Ray Richards, Maryland varsity boxer 
who was one of eight from the 1946 ring 
squad to be "invited to attend" by Uncle 
Sam, sends clippings from Camp Kilmer, 
N. J. describing two Army bouts in which 
Ray took part. He won both. 

The last one was with an experienced 


Lou Brown, former middleweight champion 
of the 29th Division in Europe, twice wounded, 
will be back in the Maryland ring lineup this 
year in the 155 pound class. 

colored boxer named Richard Marshall and 
the diping describes it as a great scrap with 
the Terp soldier, winning it with something 
to spare. 

Writing to Head Boxing Coach Heinie 
Miller, Richards stated, "That counter 
punching right hook you taught me is a 
convincing weapon and I hope to use it 
for Maryland one of these days." Ray adds, 
"You certainly called the Louis-Conn bout 
right on the nose and I won a few small 
bets on it. Some for Zale-Graziano." 

Ray would like to hear from Maryland 
friends. Address Private Ray Richards 
13207997. Headquarters Company (Ord) 
Operations Branch, Camp Kilmer, N. J. 

Richards, who boxed at 127 and 135 
while at Maryland, reports that he now 
weighs 147 and feels generally "stronger 
and bigger". 

Richards is one of eight members of the 
varsity boxing squad inducted into the 
armed services. Sammy Landau, 127-135 
pounder, won the lightweight champion- 
sh : p of Keesler Field. Phillips Rogers, 
winning find of last year's team, also boxed 
successfully in the Army. 


Lanky All ie Ritzenberg. erstwhile Uni- 
versity of Maryland Tennis' champion, came 
from behind to win the District of 
Columbia singles title over Army Air 
Fo-ces Capt. Art Dreyer in the finals at the 
Edgemoor Club courts. 

The Terrapin, himself a former army 
captain, rallied to win after losing the first 
two sets. Dreyer's cross-court drives and 
cunning headwork earned him an early 
lead of 6 — 2, 6 — 2. The match at this 
point appeared all over but the shouting, 
but Ritzenberg fine condition began to 
assert itself and Dreyer tired rapidly after 
the players took their positions for the 
third set, Dreyer was forced into repeated 
errors by his opponent's steadily improved 

The fourth and fifth sets found Dreyer 
merely going through the motions as the 
winner ran out the rest of the match with 
the loss of only two games. Final count 
was 2 — 6, 2 — 6, 6 — 1. 6 — 1, 6 — 0. 

A few weeks later Ritzenberg added the 
National Capital Parks tennis champion- 
ship to his growing list of triumphs since 
his return to District of Columbia com- 
petition. He won over Frank Dunham 
in the final at East Potomac just two weeks 
"after he had captured the men's District 
championship title at Edgemoor. 

Ritzenberg downed Dunham in three 
sweltering sets, 6 — 2, 7 — 5, 8 — 6. Dun- 
ham pressed the eventual winner through- 
out the second and third sets, but never 
was able to forge into the lead, with Allies 
reserve of speed and power the deciding 

Ritzenberg received the Bachelor of Arts 
Degree at the University of Maryland in 
1942. He majored in Sociology. 


Talbot T. Speer, Maryland '18, Vice- 
President of the Alumni Association and 
former Terp football player, now gets his 
exercise in competitive golf. Also he win:. 
His latest links triumph consisted of win- 
ning the 1946 Maryland senior golf champ- 
ionship at the Green Spring Valley Hunt 
Club, defeating last year's champion, George 
A. Tormey. 7 and 6. Mr. Speer is a 
member of the Green Spring Valley Hunt 
Club. Mr. Tormey represented the Country 
Club of Maryland. 

Speer started fast, winning the first three 
holes. He took the first hole with a par 
three. Speer won the second with a four 
after Tormey went into a trap. On the 
third hole a five put Speer three up. Tormey 
took a penalty stroke and carded a six. 

The fourth hole was halved. Tormey 
cut Speer's advantage to two up on the 
fifth. Speer drove into the woods and took 
a seven. However, Speer took the next 
four holes for a six up advantage at the 

Tormey conceded the sixth, drove out 
of bounds on the seventh, lost the eighth 
on a penalty stroke and took a bogey six 
at the ninth. 

Tormey's tough luck continued on the 
tenth hole. Both players were on the green 
in three but Tormey's putt knocked his 
opponent's ball into the hole and Tormey 
went seven down. 

On the eleventh Speer's drive went in 
a ditch and Tormey kept his slim chance 
alive by winning the hole but his hope of 
a last-ditch stand was nipped as Speer 
dropped a six-foot putt on the twelfth 
for a four. Tormey took a five. This put 
the winner seven up with only six holes 
remaining. The match was over and a new 
champion was crowned. 

The cards: 

Par out 344 543 445 — 3 6 

Speer out 345 573 545 — 41 

... Tormey out 456 565 7x6 — xx 

Par in __ 444 

Speer in 3 64 

Tormey in 555 



Left to right, top to bottom — Fabcr. Assistant Coach ; Norris, Berger, W 
ilson, Shipley, Coach ; Cohen, Ronkin, Pitzer, May, Chalmers. 

(7° HESE Terrapins were champions! were named guard and forward, respectively, THIS WAS THE TEAM 

\S) These pages recall them here as an on the All Southern quint. Berger, also George Chalmers, forward. __ Newark. Del. 

inspiration and model for present and future was declared to be "the one colossal figure Edward Ronkin. forward. Bronx. N. Y. 

Maryland athletic teams. of the eleven years the Dixie tourney has Fred Stieeber, forward, Towson 

National fame and the Southern Con- been held' was later named a member of Parker Faberforw ar d, . Washington 

ference championship was won by the 1931 the All-America,, five by John Murray ££ N- m, c t .... P.« b »,gh 

souad above, under Head Coach Burton New York expert, who ts .ntrusted »***£ J£J '. w2£ 

Shipley. They won 14 of their 18 contests that annual task. John p.^ ^^ Cumberland 

and then invaded Atlanta. Georgia, to cop In addition to their other honors. Berger Morris Cohen, guard, . . .__ Hyattsville 

the title in the days when tthe Southern and Ronkin also were picked on the All- Louis Berger, guard, Washington 

Conference extended into the deep South. State team by Paul Menton, the offical and SEASON'S RECORD 

As a result of their triumphant march sports writer, who saw the Old Liners in U. of M. Opp 

through a field of the ebts 16 teams in action not only at College Park but in the Gallaudet 3 8 27 

Dixieland. Bozey Berger and Ed Ronkin Atlanta tourney. V. M. I 38 18 


W. and L. 3 6 21 

Duke 3 2 24 

Loyola 30 3 3 

Johns Hopkins 33 20 

V. M. I. 44 20 

V. P. I. 33 16 

U. of Va. - 31 34 

W. and L. 28 17 

Catholic U. 24 21 

North Carolina 3 3 31 

Washington College 3 2 3 3 

U. of Va 34 21 

Western Md 45 3 5 

St. Johns 3 2 27 

Navy 33 36 

Johns Hopkins 3 6 23 


Miss Jacqueline Richards Won the 
National Junior A. A. U. championship 
3-meter diving event for women at the 
annual Meadowbrook swimming and diving 
meet, Miss Richards represented the Takoma 
Swimming Club of Washington. She 
graduated from the University cf Maryland 
this year where she majored in Physical 
Education, and received a Bachelor of 
Science Degree. Miss Richards is a member 
of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. After graduat- 
ing, she became a hostess for Pennsylvania 
Central Airlines. 


One ex-GI to another, "There we were, 
after we'd secured the beachhead at Saipan, 
stretched out for a little rest. Water up to 
here. Short on chow. Short on soap and 
water. Short on cigarets. Short a lot of 
pals too. Just short period. We talked 
of the days to come. No trouble getting 
into any college you wanted. No more 
standing in line for chow or for anything. 
Easy to get a job better than the one you 
had. Cash in your bonds and build a nice 
home for a couple of thousand dollars. 
Veterans would have preference in all 
things. Good State-side steak when you 
wanted it in any restaurant for about $1.50. 
What I mean. Mac. those were swell 


The First Steam Railroad, was drawn 
in Maryland by the Tom Thumb locomo- 
tive of the Baltimore ft Ohio — America's 
pioneer railroad. Built by Peter Cooper, 
the Tom Thumb in August, 1830, pulled 
a car containing passengers from Baltimore 
to Ellicott's Mills (Ellicott City of today) 
in an hour and three-quarters. It was a 
race between the Tom Thumb and a horse- 
drawn car. The horse won, but this did 
not deter the astonishing development of 
steam transportation that was to shortly 
follow. This engine held the world's record 
for speed for four years (about 15 miles). 


By Yardley in the Baltimore Sun. The man said "University of Maryland papers 
please copy". That's what the man said. You heard what the man said. 

President Paul F. Douglas, of American 
University, charged that football is a 
"human slave market", with human chattels 
surrendering their complete freedom to the 
coaches, today's slave drivers. Postwar 
college football has no more relation to 
education than bullfighting has to agricul- 

Coach Clark Shaughnessy of Maryland 
admits its "business" and that the Terps 
are in it — but wholesale. In that premise 
Dr. H. C. Byrd, Maryland President said, 

"Since the first game was played, foot- 
ball has been the subject of sporadic attacks, 
but has survived and developed into a 
great institution because in it are values 
that can not be discarded. This is the history 
of every great movement, whether it be 
Christianity, man's effort to win for him- 
self individual freedom, or football. 

"Of course, there are excesses at times, 
whether it be in the form of the Inquisition 
or in the enthusiasm which causes some 
schools to go too far in trying to acquire 
outstanding football players. The instance 
of excess, though, should not cause an in- 
dictment of the whole. 

"Because zealot puritans burned some 
maybe harmless old lady at the stake as a 
witch was no reason to discard Christianity. 
Because once in a while one gets a pain from 
eating too much pie for dessert he doesn't 
stop eating. Neither should we discard 
football because in it at times we find things 
we do not like. 

"Football has survived and will continue 
to grow because in it are values that are 
irdestructable and necessary, and which give 
it its high place in American life." 

Shaughnessy again took the ball from 
there and said, 

"Maryland has a sports program second 
to no other school in the country. That 
includes, of course, football. 

"We are going to establish the University 
of Maryland to its rightful place among 
the country's leaders. 

"The day is coming, and not too far 
distant either, when Maryland will be able 
to give full challenge to such schools as 
Duke and North Carolina as athletic rulers 
of the Southern Conference. 

"In the future, in football as in all 
sports: Watch Maryland!" 





IN collegiate boxing, as well as in pro- 
fessional fistic circles, there is consider- 
able opinion favoring the establishment of 
a "cruiser-weight'.' class, between 185 and 
190. It is intended to eliminate the business 
of heavyweights weighing over 200 pounds 
knocking out 176 pounders. 

The move would not be without prece- 
dent. Back in the Chicago of 1903 there 
was a mighty good fighter around in the 

person of Jack Root, who had outgrown the then 158 pound 
ringside middleweight class and did not choose to be slapped to 
sleep by the likes of James J. Jeffries and other true heavy- 
weights of 200 pounds or more. 

Al Houseman, of Chicago, was Jack Root's manager. Al was 
a newspaper man who also promoted boxing and managed boxers. 
Houseman had ideas and a head full of brains. Alone and single- 
handed he blandly announced, "We hereby establish the light- 
heavyweight division at 175 pounds." One man did that and 
made it stick! Immediately there arose opposition which insisted 
that the 175 pound class was not needed because Bob Fitzsimmons, 
a 161 pounder, had knocked out James J. Corbett for the world's 
heavyweight championship. 

Good old Bob Fitzsimmons! What a puncher he was! Those 
opposed to the establishment of a division between 175 and 
unlimited will, no doubt, dig up poor old Fitz again. Ruby 
Robert was born in 1862, boxed from 1889 to 1914 and died 
in 1917. That is pretty well back into ring history to prove 
an argument. 

However, Fitzsimmons can also be used to prove the need for 
a 185 pound class for, while Fitz did flatten heavyweight Corbett 
he was knocked out by heavyweight Jeffries. From there Fitz- 
simmons went on to win the newly created 175 pound light- 
heavyweight championship from George Gardner. Proving that, 
in his own class, Fritz was still a champion. Then too, Jeffries, 
when he retired decreed that the 175 pound Jack Root, previously 
referred to, should box 190 pound Marvin Hart for the vacated 
heavyweight title. Hart knocked Root out. Similar instances of 
true heavyweights belting out 176 pounders have occurred so 
often that many boxing men appreciate the urgent need for a 
class between 175 and 200. 

An outstanding example of a mediocre ring giant, with weight 
and little else, defeating a much more talented but smaller ringman, 
occurred in the bout between Camera, 250 pounds, and Tommy 

"The Bigger They Come 

The Harder They Fall." 

IF They Fall 


Head Boxing Coach, University of Maryland 

Loughran, 176, in Miami in 1934. 

Camera, an ex-circus performer, hardly 
belonged within 100 yards of any ring 
harboring classy Tommy Loughran. How- 
ever. Camera was big. He bulled Loughran 
around, stomped on the smaller man's feet 
and generally won by being too big for 
Tommy. The bout pretty well proved that 
small men should not be matched with big 
The late Tex Rickard, ever a fine showman, once jubilantly 
announced to a group of his cronies, "Gentlemen, I have a sug- 
gestion for the classiest match in boxing! Benny Leonard versus 
Pancho Villa!" 

"But," responded one of his listeners, "Leonard is a 135 
pound lightweight champion and Villa weighs but 112." 

"Well." countered Rickard, "but wouldn't it be a swell match 
if the weights were equal?" 

Don't laugh at Tex. His Leonord-Villa match would have 
been 23 per cent less off base than the Carnera-Loughran bout 
in Miami. Against Leonard Villa would have been giving away 
20 per cent of the smaller boy's weight. Facing Camera, Loughran 
actually gave away 43 per cent of his poundage to the Ambling 
Alps of the satchel feet. 

Applying the relative percentages to the smaller man's weight 
the Carnera-Loughran bout was equal to matching a 112 pound 
flyweight with a 160 pound middleweight. Bob Fitzsimmons 
gave away 55 pounds, 34 per cent of his weight, to Jeffries, or 
the equal of a 112 flyweight engag ng a 150 pounder. Bi ly 
Conn spotted Joe Louis 25 pounds, 14 per cent of bis weight. 
or a 112 pound flyweig' t :gain:t a 127 pound featherweight. 

Through the years in which 176 pounds was considered as 
heavy enough for the heavyweight division sight has been lost 
of the fact that the peremta^e o c ih: :ma!!c: man's weight cor.ceJed 
by him to his larger adversary is what really counts. 

Taking the we ght differe ces let ween the accepted collegiate 
boxing weights and listing the percentage of the smaller man's 
weight from one class to the class next above gives you this: 

From 120 to 127 the pecentage of the smaller man's weight 
is 5.8%; from 127 to 135 it is 6.3',; ; from 135 to 145 it is 
7.4%; from 145 to 155 it is 6.9%; from 155 to 165 it is 
6.5% from 165 to 175 it is 6.0%. But from 175 to 200 it 
is 20.%! 

Eddie Joseph, referee of the Conn-Louis match, who has been 

CARNERA - 250 

FIT2SIMM0KS - 161 


- 112 



Washington Star Fcto 

The sketch below illustrates the difference in weight between (1) Camera and Loughran; (2) Jeffries and Fitzsommons ; (2) a lightweight (135) 
and a flyweight (112). Between the latter two divisions are the featherweight and the bantamweight divisions. So lightweight and the flyweight, both 
inclusive are four divisons apart. The difference in matching them, however, is not as great in percentage of the smaller man's weight than actually 
took place in the Carnera-Loughran contest, which was equivalent to a 112-pound flyweight meeting a 160-pound middleweight, six divisions apart. 


around in the boxing game a long time, 
referred to the bout as the "worst stinkeroo 
I ever saw" and added the question "I 
wonder when folks will ever learn that a 
good little guy simply can't beat a good big 

In the wide spread cricism of the tactics 
employed by Conn in his bout with Louis 
much has been written about the effect; 
little about the cause. Conn, even had he 
been successful, had planned a run away 

Boxing has always been predicated on 
weight equality because a pugilist is sup- 
posed to punch bis weight. Punching cor- 
rectly he is supposed to be able to knock 
out an opponent of equal weight. Else there 
would be no reason for weight equality at 

There is precendent other than the 
establishment of the 175 pound class for 
the introduction of the proposed new 
division, between 175 and unlimited. 

There is Precedent 

Because little 112 'pounders got sick and 
tired of being punched over by 1 1 8 pound 
bantamweights the 112 pound professional 
flyweight division was established as re- 
cently as 1911. 

In the old days boxers were roughly 
graded as lightweights, middleweights and 

In collegiate and amateur boxing, as in 
the professional sport, many bouts have 
taken place indicating the inequality of 220 
pounders facing 176 pounders. The litt'c 
fellow in such matches wins only if the 
big fellow happens to be a poor fighter. 

This article is not intended to stress an 
analogy between collegiate and professional 
boxing except to note outstanding examples 
among pros and to point out that weight 
equality between contestants is certainly 
more important in collegiate ranks than 
among the more hardened professionals. 
Weight disadvantages may prove to be more 
dangerous among collegiate ringmen than 
among pros. 

The fairness of weight equality in boxing 
is so grass roots basic that most any man 
remembers the accepted admonition of his 
kid days, "Why don't you pick on some- 
body your own size?" 

The very basis of boxing is weight, 
eauality, even matches, sportsmanship. 
Matching a 176 pounder with a 220 
pounder is not weight equality, not an even 
match, not sportsmanship. In college box- 
ing in particular it is well to see to it that 
matches are even. 

"If Thev Fall" 

Bob Fitzsimmons once coined a phrase 
that persists to this day. When matched 
with big Jim Jeffries, Fitz cracked. "The 
bigger they come the harder they fall!" to 
which the cognoscenti has added "IF 
they fall!" 

Jeff didn't fall and few remember his 
retort to Fitzsimmons. It was "The smaller 
they are the further I knock 'em!" 

A 150-Pound Class 

Because the peak of the average weight 
figures for young Americans is 150 it has 
also been recommended that a 150 pound 
class be established in college boxing. 

As to the suggested 150 pound class for 
college ringsters, the following figures, ob- 
tained from the War Department, cover 
99,605 white male registrants for selective 


Under 100 





140-149 (Peak) 











250 and over 

















The folowing figures from the United 
States Public Health Service cover 103,889 
white male and 13,033 negro registrants: 


Secretary of the Navy James F. Forrestal 
announced the award of the Reserve 
Battalion Commander's Service Medal to 
Colonel Harvey L. Miller, Director of Pub- 
lications and Publicity and Head Boxing 
Coach, University of Maryland. 

Only fifteen such medals have been 
awarded to Marine Corps Reserve Battalion 

The award, in Miller's case, is in, recog- 
nition of services from 1929 to 1940, 
both inclusive, for recruiting, organizing 
and commanding Washington, D. C. re- 
serve troops who were activitated on 1 
November 1940 for training in Cuba. 
Some of them later served in Iceland. 

Miller's combined service totals 39 years, 
his active duty close to 19 years. He 
seived actively in World War II for over 
five years and is a veteran of World War I 
with previous service in Cuba, China, the 
Philippines, Nicaragua and Mexico. 

Practically all of the Washington Re- 
serve battalion splashed ashore at Guadal- 
canal with the First Marine Division and 
served in various Pacific engagements there- 


200 and 















The abolishment of the 120 pound class 
in collegiate boxing has also been advocated 
for the reason that the weight is too light 
for American youngsters. Too many of the 
lads in that weight have to resort to de- 
hydration to make the weight. Note the 
low percentage figure in the above tables 
for the 1 19-120 gnyip. 

It has been suggested by authorities close 
to collegiate boxing that the weights should 
be 125, 135, 145, 150, 155. 165. 175. 
185, and unlimited. That would provide 
a nine man team. 


Ed Scb«""7, Maryland guard. 


The Ninth National Conference of 
American Handweavers took place at the 
University of Maryland in August. 

The Conference used the buildings of the 
College of Home Economics. 

Delegates from some 25 states, Hawaii 
and Canada attended. Among the states 
most enthusiastic, were California and 
Oregon, Iowa, Pennsylvania, New York, 
New Jersey, all the New England States, 
Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Illinois, 
Texas, Hawaii, and Canada. 

This year the Provincial government 
at Quebec, in charge of all Handicrafts 
throughout the dominion, sent as delegate, 
Yvonne Rouleau, teacher of weaving at the 
Ecole Domestique, Quebec. 

Attending the conference were hobbyists, 
home weavers, who weave for pleasure: 
club women, who seek to create interest 
for their clubs: hospital workers, learning 
techniques to take to recuperating soldiers. 
(They are usually Occupational Therapy 
Directors) : Art directors of cities, who 
supervise the art work of dozens of schools 
in their localities; Home Economics teachers, 
learning this craft to add to their clothing 
curricula; Commercial weavers, who seek 
to establish a small home business, either 
part-time or as an entire field; heads of 
shops, who wish to know new styles in 
gift fabrics. 


Anne Arundel Hall and Margaret Brent 
arc filled with co-eds waiting for the con- 
struction of Dormitory X and the new 
Pi Beta Phi house. Margaret Brent is 
sheltering 156 girls: Anne Arundel, 161; 
Dormitory C, 174! Dormitory F, 94. 


A Maryland University student, Howard 
D. Ostman, of Laurel, was killed when he 
was struck by a car driven by another 
University student, William C. Greer, of 
Bel Air. 


quently raise the question: "Where can I 
do graduate study within my professional 
field?" Industrial Arts teachers and super- 
visors generally prefer to do their graduate 
work in a university where the Industrial 
Arts offering is sufficient to permit them to 
"major" in the area of their primary 

The Industrial Arts profession is greatly 
in need of persons who have substantial 
undergraduate prepartion supplemented by 
pertinent graduate instruction. 

The University of Maryland has an un- 
dergraduate Industrial Arts program and 
it also offers Industrial Arts people the 
opportunity to earn degrees of Master of 
Arts, Master of Education, and Doctor of 

Industrial Arts course offerings are 
adequately comprehensive to permit a stu- 
dent to earn major credit in his field. 

Course sequences from which the In- 
dustrial Arts student's graduate study may 
be developed are described below. This 
broad offering makes it possible to provide 
for individual interests and needs. Programs 
are prepared under the guidance of an advi- 
ser whose duty it is to see that the course 
arrangement has sound educational pur- 
pose and coherence. 

The following are Industrial Arts grad- 
uate courses offered at the University of 
Maryland : 

Philosophy of Industrial Arts Education. 
This course is inteded to assist the student 
in his development of a point of view as 
regards Industrial Arts and its relationship 
with the total educational program. He 
should thereby, have a "yardstick" for 
appraising current procedures and proposals 
and an articulateness for his own pro- 
fessional area. 

Content and Method of Industrial Arts. 
Various methods and procedures used in 
• eveloping courses of study are examined 
and those suited to the field of Industrial 
Arts education are applied. Methods of and 
devices for Industrial Arts instruction are 
studied and practiced. 

Shop Organization and Management. 
This course covers the basic elements of 
organizing and managing an Industrial Arts 
program including the selection of equip- 
ment and the arrangement of the shop. 

Modern Industry. This course provides 
an overview of factory organization and 
management. Representative basic industries 
are studied from the viewpoints of per- 
sonnel and management organization, in- 
dustrial relations, production procedures, 
distribution of products, and the like. 

Seminar in Industrial Arts Education. 
This seminar fosters the study of current 
Industrial Arts problems. Educational re- 
search methods pertinent to Industrial Arts 
arc studied. Students who are majoring' 

JOHT Co A^»«r 
r-inp, OUST Co 


Snorky — "Professor Markem, I don't think I 
deserved an 'F' in this subject". 

Prof — "I agree with you, Framson, but that's 
the lowest mark I'm allowed to give". 

in Industrial Education may prepare one of 
the two siminar reports required for the 
degree of Master of Education. 

Research in Industrial Arts and Vocational 
Education. This is a course offered by 
arrangement for persons who are conducting 
research in the areas of Industrial Arts and 
Vocational Education. 

An Industrial Arts student may broaden 
and refine his viewpoint of Vocational 
Education by enrolling in one or more of 
the following courses: 

Construction of Vocational and Occu- 
pational Course of Study 

History of Vocational Education 

Organization, Administration, and Su- 
pervision of Vocational Education. 

Principles and Practices of Vocational 

Seminar in Vocational Education 
Trade or Occupational Analyses 

An Industrial Arts graduate student has 
the opportunity of improving his under- 
standing of education in general or of 
r.nother phase of education in particular by 
doing work in one or more of the following 

Curriculum Development 

Educational Statistics 


History of Education 

Philosophy of Education 

Principles of Secondary Education 

School Administration 

A part of the graduate study of the 
Industrial Arts student may be done in 
colleges of the University other than the 
College of Education. The student may. 
for example, with the consent of his adviser, 
enroll in courses which have a bearing upon 
the social and economic phases of industry 

or upon the organization and management 
of industry. The courses cited are examples: 

Industrial Relations 

Industrial Psychology 

Labor Economics 

Personnel Management 


A gold alloy with low-melting and other 
unusual properties was described recently 
by Dr. Robert I. Jaffee of the Battelle 
Memorial Institute. Columbus, Ohio, where 
the alloy has been studied. 

It is a gold-germanium alloy. 88%gold 
and 12 r /r germanium, that melts at 673 
degrees F.. only 50 degrees higher than the 
melting point of lead. It is what scientists 
call a gold-germanium "eutectic," a term 
applied to an alloy with a lower fusing 
point than its components have by them- 
selves. Gold melts at 1945 degrees F., and 
germanium at approximately 1760 degrees 

This "eutectic" is harder than ordinary 
gold and has superior wearing qualities. 
Another property of the alloy is its slight 
expansion on solidification, which compen- 
sates for contraction in cooling to room 
temperature. Because of this property, ex- 
tremely precise castings, such as dental inlays, 
can be made, and these dental castings 
would require no correction to take care 
of shrinkage that occurs with most alloys. 

Because of the low melting point of the 
alloy, it can be used as a solder by jewelers. 
Gold-coated jewelry of long-wearing prop- 
erties can be made by merely dipping the 
object to be plated into the molten eutectic. 

The chief interest in the metal at pre- 
sent, Dr. Jaffee stated, is its potentialities 
as a rectifier in radar equipment. 

IN 1632 

The Landings at St. Mary's is a familiar 
chapter of Maryland history. Cecil Calvert, 
second Lord Baltimore, fitted out an ex- 
pedition in England in 1632. which set 
sail for the Chesapeake in the Ark and the 
Dove under command of his younger 
brother, Leonard Calvert. The vessels visited 
the Canary Islands and Bermuda, landing 
finally on American soil on March 25, 
1634. along a wooded bluff of a small 
tributary near the mouth of the great 
Potomac River. There Father Andrew 
White, the Jesuit priest of the expedition, 
conducted the first mass. Woodrow Wilson's 
"History of the American People" tells us: 
"Lord Baltimore called his province Mary- 
land, in honor of Queen Mary of England, 
and the first settlement there on the bluff 
they called St. Mary's in honor of the 


Almost as soon as early Maryland settlers 
had firmly established themselves they en- 
gaged in the business of tobacco raising. 
This picture of industry and contentment 
is properly indicated, because tobacco was 
then accepted as money, and Lord Baltimore 
had pledged the colonists entire freedom 
from taxation. 



Volume XVIII 

January, 1947 

Number Two 



iret Brent Hall, University of Maryland. 


"Announced by all the trumpets of the sky. 
Arrives the snow, and, driving o'er the fields. 
Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air 
Hides hills and wood's, the river, and the 
heaven — " 

"Come see the north winds masonry, 
Out of an unseen quarry ever more 
Furnished with tile, the fierce artificer 
Curves the white bastions with projected roof 
Round every windward stake, or tree, or door. 
Speeding, the myriad-handed, his wild work 
So fanciful, so savagf, naught cares he 
For- number or proportion." 

" astonished Art 

To mimic in slow structures, stone by stone. 
Built in an age. the mad wind's night work. 
The frolic architecture of the snow." 

— (From "The Snow Storm," 

Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1841.) 





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MOST any grade school youngster 
knows that Francis Scott Key, a son 
of Maryland, wrote "The Star Spangled 
Banner." Fewer know that the actual flag 
that inspired the anthem was the handi- 
work of Marylanders. Still fewer know that 
but for the effort of three people who were 
very close to the University of Maryland, 
"The Star Spangled Banner" might not 
have, by act of Congress, been made the 
official anthem of the United States. 

The story of the writing of the Star 
Spangled Banner is one of the most inter- 
esting in the picturesque and colorful his- 
tory of Maryland, one of the thirteen 
original states. 

There are many grand chapters in Mary- 
land history that have come in for little 
enough glory, probably because Maryland- 
ers themselves take the history of their great 
State for granted. 

That is nothing new, of course. Native 
Washingtonians seldom bother about climb- 
ing the Washington monument. Visitors 
do that. 

Some years ago Irving Berlin, after an 
afternoon of Stephen Foster music, was 
asked, "Why are there not more 'state' songs 
like 'My Old Kentucky Home,' beautiful 
numbers that will last?" 

States With "Color" 

"There are very few states," replied Ber- 
lin, "possessing sufficient color to immortal- 
ize in song. Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, 
Carolina, Georgia, California. Such states 
inspire songs. Not all states do that." 

Probably the greatest inspired song of 
all time is our National anthem. 

Today many a genuflection takes place 
before the flag of our country. Peoples of 
all nations, races and colors, know what 
that star spangled banner represents. They 
know what the national anthem, dedicated 
to that flag, stands for. 


From the portrait by Charles Wilson Peale. 

Written by a Marylander, 
inspired by a Maryland- 
made flag, made official 
by Maryland efforts. 

a$y J^ucille (Bernard 

There are only two places in the United 
States where the flag is permitted to fly 
night and day. One is over the dome of 
the Capitol in Washington, D. C. The 
other is over the grave of Francis Scott Key, 
at Frederick, Maryland. 

Key, accompanied by John S. Skinner of 
Baltimore had boarded the British flag 
ship "Tonnant" to negotiate for the re- 
lease of Dr. William S. Beanes, a 65 year 
old resident of Upper Marlboro who had 
been locked up for hostile actions toward 
British troops. Key was then 35, Skinner 
26. Just two young Marylanders trying to 
help an older Marylander. The three were 
transferred to the British cartel ship "Sur- 

On the "Surprize" Key kept vigil during 
the long hours of the night as the British 
fleet bombarded the stout walls of Fort Mc- 
Henry. The fort protected Baltimore, the 
city the British called "The Hornet's Nest" 
because it sent to sea, at President Madi- 
son's request, more privateers than any 
other port in America. 

)r. Beanes' Question 

Old Fort McHenry stood up well, its 
walls made of brick set in oystershell mor- 
tar were fourteen feet high and thirty-five 
feet thick. 

"Can vou see," asked Dr. Beanes, ad- 
dressing Key, "the flag?" 

The morning fog lifted and by the 
dawn's early light Key saw the flag and the 
verses of the national anthem began, in his 
mind, to take form. 

Back in Baltimore, after being released 
from the cartel ship, Key sat alone in an 
inn. He wrote later, "I sat, alone with my 
God." In those quite hours he began his 
immortal poem with Dr. Beanes' question: 
O sav can you see by the dawn's early light 
What so proudly we hail'd at the twi- 
light's last gleaming, 
Whose broad stripes ir bright stars through 
the perilous fight 
O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so 
gallantly streaming? 
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs 

bursting in air, 
Gave proof through the night that our 
flag was still there, 
O say does that star-spangled banner yet 

O'er the land of the free ir the home of the 

The mists begin to lift and Key catches 
the glimpse of the Maryland-made flag over 
Maryland's proud fort. He pens: 
On the shore dimly seen through the mists 
of the deep, 
Where the foe's haughty host in dread 
silence reposes, 
What is that which the breeze, o'er the 
towering steep, 



Made by the hands of Maryland women this is 
the original Fort McHenry battle flag, one of its 
fifteen stars shot away. This ensign inspired the 
writing of "The Star Spangled Banner." The flag 

is now on exhibit : on at the Smithsonian Institution, 
Washington, D. C. 

As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half 
Now it catches the gleam of the morn- 
ing's first beam, 
In full glory reflected now shines in the 
'Tis the star-spangled banner — O long may 

it wave 
O'er the land of the free ir the home of the 
His third verse is a song of victory as well 
as challenge, as he writes: 
And where is that band who so vauntingly 
That the havoc of war & the battle's con- 
A home ir a country should leave us no 
Their blood has wash'd out their foul 
footsteps pollution. 
No refuge could save the hireling & 

From the terror of flight or the gloom 
of the grave, 
And the star-spangled banner in triumph 

doth wave 
O'er the land of the free ir the home of the 

"In God We Trust" 

And finally, devoutly, he accords full 
meed of credit to his God, the maker and 
breaker of nations. In this stanza he coins 
the motto of the American Government, 
"In God We Trust," yet another Maryland 
contribution. Key concludes: 
O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand 
Between their lov'd home ir the war's 
Blest with vict'ry and peace may the heav'n- 

rescued land 
Praise the power that hath made & pre- 
served us a nation! 
Then conquer we must, when our cause 
it is just, 



And this be our 
motto — "In God 
is out trust," 
And the star-spangled 
banner in tri- 
umph shall wave 
O'er the land of the free 
C- the home of the 
And the star-spangled 
banner, the flag itself; 
the one that flew over 
McHenry? That too was 
a Maryland contribu- 
tion to the world. The 
flag, later pierced by 
British shell, had been 
made by a Maryland 
widow, Mary Young 
I'irkersgill, with the aid 
of her 14 year old 
daughter, Caroline. 

The ensign was made 
at the joint request of 
General John Strieker 
and Commodore Joshua 

Strips of white and 
red and the field of 
blue were cut from 
bunting layed out on 
the floor o f t h e malt 
house in Clagett's Brew- 
ery. The flag measured 
29 feet by 36 feet. 

Mother and daughter 
worked for many nights, 
far into the night, crawl- 
ing over the massive 
flag, humbly assembling 
the "broad stripes and 
bright stars" now so 
famous i n song, story 
and history. 

The daughter, Caro- 
line, recalled years later 
that about four hun- 
dred yards of bunting 
went into the banner 
and that each of its fif- 
teen white stars meas- 
ured two feet from 
point to point. The ori- 
ginal flag may be seen 
at the Smithsonian In- 
stitution, Washington, 
D. C. 

From Fort McHenry 
that flag could be seen 
for many miles. Today 
it is recognized half a 
world away and back 

Just a little old Mary- 
land widow and her small daughter, on 
their hands and knees on a malt house 
floor! Yes, Irving Berlin was right when he 
spoke of the Maryland "color" that makes 
for song and story II I 

How many appreciate that not until 
March, 1933 was the Star Spangled Banner 
made the official National Anthem of the 
United States of America by Act of Con- 

In the early 1900's "Columbia the Gem 
of the Ocean" and "America" were some- 
times played at morning or evening colors. 

For many years the Veterans of Foreign 
Wars assumed the lead in an effort to make 
the Star Spangled Banner official. Finally 

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there were hearings on the bill before 

Many and strong forces were against the 
bill. It was contended that the song was 
hard to sing, that the words were words of 
hatred. Forgotten the history, the incidents 
that inspired the words. They had some- 
thing more modern, more "peaceful," more 
singable. Neither did they like the fact that 
the music of the anthem was from an old 
English drinking song "Anacreon in 

Yes, there were people in powerful posi- 
tions who wanted to pitch Francis Scott 
Key's anthem right overboard. Just like 

However, there were also other alert 
people who fought to make it official. At 
the hearings musicians played it and talent- 
ed male and female voices sang it in vari- 
ous keys. 

Yet the bill, to secure passage, needed 
considerable effort. It required permission 
to be placed upon the unanimous consent 
calendar. That took some work. Calls upon 
Vice President Curtis, president of the Sen- 
ate. Calls upon this Congressman and that 
one. Only ONE negative reply was needed 
to make the Star Spangled Banner bill a 
dead duck. 

Most of the credit for leading the battle 
for unanimous consent went to three people 

very close to the University of Maryland. 
One was Senator Millard S. Tydings, Mary- 
land alumnus and currently a member of 
the University's Board of Regents. The 
Senator did much of the advising on what 
should be done and how. The second wheel 
horse for the bill was the late Congressman 
Stephen W. Gambrill, Prince Georges 
County, also a Maryland alumnus. He 
guided the workers for the bill and steered 
them right. The third worker was Mrs. 
Clay Keene Miller, wife of Maryland's box- 
ing coach. Mrs. Miller was Regent of Ruth 
Brewster Chapter, D. A. R. and national 
legislative chairman for the Ladies Auxili- 
aries of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She 
spent many days in work for the bill. In 
recognition of her efforts toward making 
"The Star Spangled Banner" the official na- 
tional anthem the Governor of her native 
Kentucky appointed her an Honorary 
Colonel on the Governor's staff. 

So possibly Francis Scott Key rests a little 
easier under the sod of old Frederick town, 
because three University of Maryland boost- 
ers did not let him down. 

All of which is just another chapter of 
Maryland history that should not be pigeon- 

History and historical color? Maryland 
fairly blooms with it. The niches and cran- 
nies of Maryland history should be probed 
right along and the half forgotten chapters 
of the glorious traditions of the Old Line 
State should be kept alive. 

Written by a Maryland man, inspired by 
a flag made by Maryland women, made 
official through the efforts of Maryland 
people, "The Star Spangled Banner" today 
means more, the world over, than it has 
ever meant before. 

As we stand in reverence for that flag or 
for the official anthem dedicated to it let 
us remember that it was "made in Mary- 
land." The anthem is a Maryland gift to 
the world! 


In Washington, D. C. the Columbia His- 
torical Society has formed a committee of 
Government officials and prominent Wash- 
ington residents from its membership to 
save what is left of the Francis Scott Key 
house at the Georgetown end of Key Bridge 
from being demolished to make way for the 
highway loop planned to connect the K 
street elevated highway with the bridge. 

The committee also will seek to raise 
$100,000 to restore the building to its ori- 
ginal form and use it as society head- 
quarters and a meeting place for similar 
groups on a Government permit. 

The home was occupied by the composer 
of the Star Spangled Banner for 20 years in 
the early 1800s, While I was United States 
Attorney for the District of Columbia, 
Key's eleven children were born in the 
Georgetown house. The National Park 
Service, which has custody of the property, 
plans to install a bronze plaque to com- 
memorate the site and the man for whom 
the bridge was named. 

Only the foundation remains of the Key 
home. The building now there was built 
by the owners as a store in 1912 after at- 
tempts by the Francis Scott Key Memorial 
Association to raise funds for the purchase 
and restoration of the property failed. 

The present building was purchased by 


U. S. Senator Millard S. Tydings (left) and the late Representative Stephen W. Gambrill. These two 
Marylanders, both graduates of the University of Maryland, greatly aided in the passage of legislation 
that made "The Star Spangled Banner the official National Anthem. 

the National Capital Park and Planning 
Commission in October, 1931, and demoli- 
tion of the building has been approved by 
the commission. 

The Park Service has tried to find a way 
to save the house site without impairing 
the efficiency of the highway connection but 
gave up the attempt by 1942. 

The historical society, however, which has 
no headquarters building like those built 
by societies in other cities, plans to fight the 
present plan. Officers of the special com- 
mittee feel engineers should be able to re- 
plan the roadway so that the building can 
be restored. 

Restoration of the building was opposed 
in 1933 by Francis Scott Key-Smith and 
Anna Key Palmer, Key descendents. They 
preferred an obelisk or fountain instead, 
feeling there was too little left of the ori- 
ginal home. 


With the announcement of a new Junior 
Professional Assistant examination, the U. S. 
Civil Service Commission again offers an 
opportunity for college-trained or experi- 
enced persons to compete for appointment 
to professional positions in the Federal 
service at the P-l grade, $2,644 a year. Posi- 
tions are located in Washington, D. C, and 
throughout the United States. Persons ap- 
plying for this examination may choose one 
or more options from among the following 
optional fields: Archives, Chemistry, Eco- 
nomics, Geography, Mathematics, Metal- 
lurgy, Physics, Statistics, and Textile Tech- 
nology. Persons appointed from the ex- 
amination will assist in the performance of 
professional and technical work in the ap- 
propriate fields. 

All applicants must take a written gen- 
eral test. (Samples of the types of questions 
to be used accompany the announcement.) 
In addition to passing this test, competitors 
must have had a full 4-year college course, 
with major study in subjects appropriate to 
the field for which they are applying; or a 
combination of appropriate education and 
experience which totals 4 years and gives 
them the substantial equivalent of the 4- 
year college course. The age limits, 18 to 35 

years, are waived for persons entitled to 
veteran preference. Detailed information 
regarding the requirements is contained in 
the examination announcement, which is 
in the form of a booklet. 

Applications for this examination will be 
accepted from college students who expect 
to complete their studies by June 30, 1947. 
The "JPA" examination has in the past 
been of considerable interest to college 
students and graduates, as it provides for 
them an excellent opportunity to enter the 
Federal service in their chosen professional 

Qualified persons who are interested in 
applying for this examination may obtain 
announcements, sample questions (Form 
AN 3510) and application forms from most 
first- and second-class post offices, from Civil 
Service regional offices, and from the U. S. 
Civil Service Commission, Washington 25, 
D. C. Applications must be received in the 
Commission's Washington office not later 
than December 3, 1946. 


The ex-servicewomen on campus have 
organized a Servicewomen's Club and have 
elected the following officers: 

Florence Kretchmer, Director 

June Miller, Secretary 

Alice Werner, Publicity Chairman 

Dorothy Bay, Ida Lillie, Social Chairmen 

The Club proposes to act as a "clearing 
house" for all matters affecting ex-service- 
women enrolled at the University; to pro- 
vide a means whereby the above can be- 
come better acquainted; and, as a branch 
of the existing Veteran's Club, to cooperate 
with and to participate in the activities of 
that organization. 

In the scholastic field the Army and 
Navy have been ably represented by Doro- 
thy M. Schenck, ex-Army Nurse and M. 
June Miller, ex- Wave, who were among the 
six students tapped by Alpha Lambda 
Delta, freshman honorary society. To gain 
entrance into this fraternity an average of 
3.5 or better must be obtained for one 
semester or for the entire freshman year. 

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It is a far cry from the mournful notes of taps, the beach heads at Normandy, Guadalcanal, Anzio or Iwo Jima, but the veteran makes himself fit right in at 
Universities and Colleges. "They Fooled Me," says Author Andre Maurois. At the left, above, is Anne Arundel Hall, Margaret Brent Hall is shown in the Center 

and the College of Engineering appears on the right. 


"istening to all the talk 
about problems of vet- 
eran readjustment, in the 
days just after the end of 
the war, I found myself be- 
ginning to fear that the re- 
turning American servicemen were going to 
be a group of temperamental neurotics who 
would have to be handled with extra care. 
As a teacher at the University of Kansas 
City, I anticipated their return to the class- 
room with anxiety. 

About one-third of my students last 
semester were veterans. To my surprise, 
they proved to be not only quite normal 
persons, but more sensible, wiser, better- 
adjusted than my civilian students. 

In 1944 and 1945, when I taught in co- 
educational universities, the girls were 
always my best students. In 1946, the re- 
turning veterans are at the top of the class; 
next come the girls; and in third place, 
the "civilians." Why? Because the veterans 
are more mature. They have seen the 
world, they have suffered, they understand 
better than others the value of education. 

"In prewar days," one veteran told me, 
"culture meant very little to me. I knew, of 
course, that I had to get an education be- 
fore I could get a job — but I couldn't see 
why. The stuff they taught seemed useless. 
In the classroom, geometry was just lines 
and circles on a blackboard. But on the 
battlefield, when your life depends on the 
careful calculation of an angle by a gunner, 
geometry comes alive. To any pilot who 
had to navigate by the stars, astronomy be- 
came very real." 

A Use for History 

"Yes," said another, "and any GI who 
had to deal with Italians, Frenchmen or 
Arabs suddenly realized that we couldn't 
understand the reactions of all these people 
unless we knew something about their pasts. 

"When a Commencement speaker tells 
you that this world is one, and that isola- 
tion is now an empty word, it's just another 
speech. But when, after a few hours of 

They Fooled Hie 

Vets make the best students, 
this writer-professor 
finds. They've learned the 
value of an education the 
hard way . . . 

atiy. c4ndre Mauroii 

'The Art of Living" 

Author of 

From THIS WEEK Magazine, Copyright 1946 
by the United Newspapers Magazine Corporation 

flight, you can land in Africa, in Europe 
or in Japan, then you have no doubt as to 
the unity of the world." 

What is true of history is also true of 
literature. "Before the war," said another 
student, "when I was told to read Tolstoy's 
'War and Peace,' I thought it was an unfair 
assignment — much too long. Now, 'War 
and Peace' is to me my own story and 
the story of my friends. 

"I have observed that men 
in different lands design dif- 
ferent types of houses, eat 
different foods, follow differ- 
ent philosophies," he went 
on. "Yet they all love and 
hate in the same way, and they are all en- 
gaged in the same pursuit of happiness. 
Even if I wanted to, I couldn't be an iso- 
lationist again." 

Veterans came back more proud than 
ever to be Americans. "The countries of 
Europe are very beautiful," they say. "We 
admire their towns, their monuments, and 
we understand the pride they take in their 
history. But we also know that what we 
have is good. No other nation enjoys quite 
the same freedom as we do. Of course, re- 
forms, improvements are always possible in 
our system, yet such as it is we find it 
better than anything else we have seen." 

They are convinced that it is their duty 
to remain well informed in politics, na- 
tional and international. 

"We don't want to be neutrals," one 
said to me. "Neutrals look harmless — 
but they are not. They are responsible for 
much of the world's suffering. Look at Ger- 
many. In 1930, when Nazism began, there 
was only a minority of fanatics. But mil- 
lions of 'neutral' Germans allowed Hitler to 
come to power, to ruin Germany and 
Europe. We don't want that sort of thing 
to happen here at home — and the only way 
to avoid it is to get in the fight ourselves." 

Forgetting Combat 

Are veterans emotionally upset by their 
experiences? Some of them once were, but 
they soon recovered. Among my students I 
had a boy who had led 32 missions over 
Germany and had won the Distinguished 
Flying Cross. I knew he had been in some 
hair-raising situations. I asked him, "Do 
you still feel the effects of your combat 

"The first weeks after my return I did. 
The first movie I saw was 'Thirty Seconds 
Over Tokyo.' . . When the flak began to 

explode, I had to leave the theater. I was 
shaky, all right. . . But that didn't last. 
Now I feel very steady. 

"Of course, I have changed. I'm much 
more hard-boiled than I used to be and 
better equipped for life. I've learned to 
look after myself. Before I joined the 
Army, I thought I was entitled by right of 
birth to the comforts of civilization, to 
movies, ice cream, dates with beautiful girls. 
Today, I know that this is a hard world in 
which you have to keep fighting all the 
time. I no longer fear a long walk or a 
poor meal. Problems that once seemed 
overwhelming are trivial now." 

Architect's Oversight 

Several of my students were married; 
some had children. One of them told the 
President of the University, 'This is a fine 
campus, sir, but the architect forgot one 
thing: he provided no playground for 

I wondered how the veterans would get 
on with the other students. There was no 
apparent friction. Perhaps the ordinary 
students sometimes felt the veteran was too 
keen on study, not sufficiently interested in 
campus activities. But soon the whole class 
adopted the pace set by the vets and all 
students, girls included, worked harder and 
better than the year before. 

Will the veterans exert the same kind of 
influence on the life and ideas of the 
United States? I hope they will. This 
country has no better men than these war- 
riors turned students. 


With the student body of the College of 
Home Economics, University of Maryland, 
as observers, the Progress Club of College 
Park and the College of Home Economics, 
recently held a panel discussion on the sub- 
ject of "Food and World Understanding." 

The panel consisted of Chairman Mrs. 
Cleon O. Swayzee, Chairman of the Inter- 
national Committee, League of Women 
Voters Dr. Esther L. Batchelder, Depart- 
ment of Research and Nutrition, Bureau of 
Home Economics and Human Nutrition, 
Department of Agriculture at Beltsville, 
Maryland; Dr. W. B. Kemp, Director of 
the Agricultural Experiment Station, Uni- 
versity of Maryland; Mrs. Margaret Mor- 
ris, Home Economics, U. S. Department of 
Agriculture; Mrs. Thomas Parran, wife of 
the Surgeon General, U. S. Public Health 
Service, formerly with the State Depart- 
ment; Miss Margaret Reynolds, Food and 
Agriculture Organization of the United 
Nations Agency. 

The program was arranged by Mrs. R. 
V. Truitt, President of the Progress Club, 
Miss Marie Mount, Dean of the College of 
Home Economics and Mrs. E. N. Cory, Pro- 
gram Chairman. 

The members of the panel were wel- 
comed by Mrs. John L. Whitehurst, of Bal- 
timore, member of the Board of Regents, 
University of Maryland. 

"Is Food the Key to World Understand- 
ing?" was the feature question discussed by 
the panel. 

It was brought out that not only was 
food important to world peace and under- 
standing but that the distribution of food 
was the problem before the world today. 

"A consciousness of conservation of re- 

sources has a phce in the life of every 
American," said Mrs. Cory, "with food and 
its distribution a subject vital to all." 

"Democracy means little to people who 
are hungry," said Mrs. Morris, "for hungry 
people neither think nor act intelligently." 
In her department Mrs. Morris has to do 
with school lunches. 

"The science of food," said Mrs. Parran, 
"is newer than the science of aviation. 
There is a need for a drive for food ex- 
pansion in our national and international 

"Hungry people are never reasonable," 
continued Mrs. Parran, "and that includes 
the obvious hunger of starvation as well as 
the hidden hunger of malnutrition." 

"Among hungry people," said Dr. Batch- 
elder, "there is a lack of interest, a lack of 
curiosity, in fact, a lack of most everything 
but the knowledge of hunger." 

"The very study of nutrition and re- 
search in that field will contribute to world 
understanding," said Miss Reynolds, "how 
to produce it, store it, distribute it. Food 
is basic to world understanding." 

"One out of every two people in the 
world are undernourished as a normal state 
of affairs," Miss Reynolds went on to say, 
"and today two- thirds are undernourished. 
We can do little to overcome the state of 
the world until we first conquer hunger. 
To talk to a mother of hungry children 
about boundary lines is futile." 

The panel brought out the fact that un- 
equal distribution of foods and black mar- 
ket operations that feed some and starve 
others will totter the economic structure of 
any nation. 

"We are on the very threshold of distri- 
bution of new fertilizing materials that will 
greatly increase the production of food," 
said Dr. Kemp, "and there too the problem 
is distribution. 

"That is a problem for real statesman- 
ship," continued Dr. Kemp, "for you can't 
teach a people how to whip yellow fever so 
that they may grow up to starve." 

The panel developed that the great prob- 
lem of raising more food for ever increasing 
populations was not only to improve agri- 
cultural aids and equipment but to get the 
knowledge of how to do things to every 
peasant and peon the world over. 

That there is no such thing as a food 
surplus in the world was developed by this 

"There are local surpluses in certain 
spots," commented Dr. Kemp, "while other 
spots are in need of the surplus." 

"World population increases," concluded 
Dr. Kemp, "and agricultural yield per mile 
of ground must increase with it, helped by 
improved agricultural aids and equipment." 
The panel concluded that food and the 
distribution of food products is vital to 
world understanding and peace to such a 
degree that a World Food Control Board 
is needed. 


Benjamin Latrobe, architect of the Na- 
tional Capitol, was a Baltimorean. 


A short course of instruction for sand 
and gravel technicians was held at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland from November 18 to 


Professor in and Chairman of the Psychology 
Department, College of Arts and Science, Uni- 
versity of Maryland, is Dr. John Gamewell Jenkins. 
Born in South Afboy, N. J., Dr. Jenkins graduated 
from Cornell in 1923 and won advanced degrees 
at Iowa State (MS) and Cornell (PhD). He has 
served as instructor in psychology at Iowa State 
College, University of Illinois and Cornell Univer- 
sity. Dr. and Mrs. Jenkins reside in University 
Park, Md. He is a brother of Dr. W. L. Jenkins 
of Lehigh University. 

23. The course was sponsored jointly by 
the National Sand & Gravel Association and 
the University. The registrants represented 
the sand and gravel industry in all parts of 
the country. 

The first session opened on November 18 
with addresses of welcome by Dr. H. C. 
Byrd, President of the University, and Dean 
S. S. Steinberg of the College of Engineer- 
ing. This was followed with a response by 
R. N. Coolidge, President of the National 
Sand & Gravel Association, who officially 
opened the course. The directing staff of 
the short course consisted of Stanton 
Walker, Director of Engineering of the 
Association, and Dean Steinberg. 


Thirty ex-service women gathered at the 
University of Maryland for discussion of the 
formation of a service women's organization 
as an adjunct of the Veterans' Club. 

The girls listened to Bill Kyriakys, presi- 
dent of the Veterans' Club, speak on the 
need of such an organization for women. 
He also spoke of the cooperation which will 
be needed between the new organization 
and the Vets' Club in both social and edu- 
cational activities. 


Dr. Huan Yong Hu, president of the 
Chinese Geographical Society and visiting 
professor at the University of Maryland 
has left to resume work as the Dean of 
Graduate School in the National Central 
University of Nanking. 

Dr. Hu is now working on 36 climatic 
maps for the Atlas of China and is leaving 
Professor Shu Fan Lee to continue work on 
the agricultural section of the Atlas. 

Professor Lee, in conjunction with Pro- 
fessor Hu, is offering an evening course on 
the geography and resources of China. 


Calvert County was the birth-place of 
Chief Justice Tawney of Dred Scott de- 
cision fame. 

JVeeded for Lxpaniion 


NEARLY 70 percent of the requested 
increase of 52.323,076 to finance its 
operations for the year beginning next 
July 1 will be used by the University of 
Maryland for additional faculty members, 
assistants and clerical help and to boost 
salaries of present teaching staff. 

The sum of $1,080,060 is earmarked for 
salaries of new full and part time instruc- 
tors, assistants, etc., while $438,496 is in- 
tended for salary boosts averaging approxi- 
mately fifteen per cent for present staff 
members to try to hold them in competi- 
tion with other colleges and universities in 
a period of rising cost of living. 

To overcome deficits in the schools of 
dentistry, medicine, nursing and at Univer- 
sity Hospital. §242,595 is requested. 

To cover increased operating expenses, 
resulting from enlarged activities, coupled 
with mounting costs of supplies, etc., 
SI, 003,601 is re- 

The need for en- 
larging the faculty 
arises from the 
growtli of enroll- 
ment and the indi- 
cations that the 
university will ex- 
perience more 
growing pains in 
the next two years. 

1,000 in Graduate 

The number of 
undergraduates here 
last school year 
numbered 2,600; 
for 1946 there are 
7,000. In 1947-48 
the number will 
jump. Dr. H. C. 
Byrd, president, an- 
ticipates, to 10,000 
and to around 12.- 
000 in 1948-49. 

Furthermore, en- 
rollment in the 
professional schools 
— law, medicine, 
dentistry and nurs- 
ing concentrated in 
Baltimore — is well 
over 1 ,400 this year. 

Enrollment i n 
the graduate school 
has jumped to ap- 
proximately 1,000, 
from last year's 
total of 450. 

The number of 
graduate, under- 
graduate and pro- 
fessional students 
together with part- 
time and short- 
course students now 
served by the uni- 
versity runs from 
20,000 to 25,000, 

Growth of University and 
Rising Cost of Living Calls 
for Upward Trend 

<By Carroll C. williamA 

[Baltimore Sun] 

compared with 13,000 in 1942. 

Increased appropriations are earmarked 
for resumption of research interrupted by 
the war and for expansion of research that 
has been under way on a restricted basis 
because the men engaged in it have had to 
devote so large a portion of their time 
to teaching during the war years. 

33 Hours Teaching 

In many of the schools and colleges, for 
example, the weekly teaching schedule re- 


Judge Cole is Chairman of the Board of Regents, University of Maryland. 

quires main key men to put in 33 hours 
weekly in classrooms and lecture halls. 

College of Agriculture, Extension 
Service, Experiment Station and 
Livestock Sanitary Service 

The extension service proposes to add 
23 full and part time workers to provide 
increases in services to meet the especial 
needs of various farm groups, and, accord- 
ingly, 5248,041 additional appropriation is 
asked for this unit, exclusive of 567,317 for 
new employees and 564,790 to be distri- 
buted among 74 persons now employed. 

To Hire Artist 

Plans call for intensifying control of 
diseases among livestock and poultry, and, 
in particular, of Bangs disease and tubercu- 
losis in cattle. 

Distribution of literature to agriculturists 
is to be stepped up. In this connection it 
is proposed to hire 
an information as- 
sistant, an artist to 
illustrate bulletins, 
an assistant to aid 
in the preparation 
of bulletins. 

A Xcgro agricul- 
(ural agent is to be 
added to the ex- 
tension service's 
staff; also a district 
agent for the Home 
tion agent at large. 

To facilitate in- 
sect control work, 
an assistant is to 
be hired to assist 
the university's en- 
tomologist. To in- 
tensify the war 
against the Japa- 
nese beetle addi- 
tional personnel is 
i:> be employed. 

$31,500 Is Asked 

To permit ex- 
pansion of soil con- 
ferva tjon. such as 
the building of 
drainage ditches, an 
additional State 
sum of $31,500 is 
asked. The present 
annual appropria- 
tion is 518,000. 

Twelve new em- 
ployes would be 
added to the mar- 
keting division, in- 
cluding inspectors, 
assistant professors 
in marketing, in- 
structors, statisti- 
cians, clerical help, 

Some of the ad- 
ditional money, 
sought for market- 

ing services, will he used to match Federal 
funds to become available to the State 
next July 1, under the Flanagan-Hope 
Act, designed to improve methods of 
marketing and distributing farm products. 

To Combat Coddling Moth 

Holding that urban residents need guid- 
ance in home management, planning of 
nutritious meals and especially in the face 
of rising costs, it is proposed to assign 
some demonstration agents to work in 
Baltimore and the densely populated areas 
about Washington — the cost $10,000 a year. 

To combat diseases which ravage the 
State's tobacco crop it is proposed that an 
experimental farm be set up — a capital out- 
lay of $30,000, annual maintenance of 

Inspection of fruits and vegetables is to 
be expanded. To combat the coddling 
moth in Western Maryland an additional 
appropriation of $6,270 is asked. Fof arti- 
fical in semination, $1,000 more is asked. 

To combat the Dutch elm disease and 
the potato wart, a $5,000 yearly increase is 

College of Engineering 

The College of Engineering now has 1,606 
students as contrasted with 243 a year ago. 

The faculty is to be increased by 50, for 
whom $140,983 is requested in the next 
fiscal year, while $34,121 will go into addi- 
tional laboratories. 

Eighty -eight staff members are to get 
salary increases of $49,981. 

The grand total of operating this college 
next year will be $229,860, with income 
from entrance and laboratory fees, etc., 
running to $89,860. 

Salaries in the new Department of 
Aeronautical Engineering will be about 
$48,790, with two additional flight instruc- 
tors to be added. 

College of Business and Public 

From a prewar peak enrollment of 417, 
which shrank to 250 in 1945, enrollment 
in the College of Business and Public Ad- 
ministration has swelled to 1 ,329 this year, 
and probably 'will jump to 1,700 next year. 

It is proposed that to the teaching staff 
shall be added thirteen full time men and 
nine graduate assistants, for whom $67,440 
in annual salaries is asked. The present 
staff woidd benefit from increases totaling 


Two new permanent employes and a 
large number of students are to be hired 
by the university library if a request for 
$9,557 for additional personnel is granted. 
Approximately $1,277 is sought for in- 
creases for the permanent staff. 

College of Education 

Just before the war enrollment in its 
college of education reached 320, declined 
to 314 the following year and is currently 
475, with 600 expected in 1947-48 and 800 
in 1948-49. 

Ten new staff members are to be added, 
for whom $30,272 in annual salaries is 
sought. Personnel on the current pay roll 
is to get salary boosts aggregating $18,745. 


Pr F!<-"ben G Steinmeyer, Professor of Politics and Government, College of Arts and Sciences, Univer- 
sity of Maryland, and special lecturer on international affairs. 

Dr. Steinmeyer was born January 22, 1899, in Bridgewater, South Dakota; attended public schools in 
Chicago. Illinois, Chicago Business College; Capital Academy, Capital University and Capital Lutheran 
Theological Seminary, Columbus, Ohio; and received his A. B. and Ph. D. degrees at the American 
University Washington, D. C. 

Dr. Sleinmeyer has addressed hundreds of civic, fraternal, service, educational, and religious organiza- 
tion" threnhout Maryland and surrounding states. 

During his many years of service at the University his influence has been felt by thousands of students 
anr teachers and he has become widely recognized as an authority on Far Eastern affairs in governmental 
and diplomatic circles. 

He is a member of the following Professional and Honorary Societies: Pi Gamma Mu, Honorary Social 
Science Fraternity; Pi Sigma Alpha, Honorary Political Science Fraternity; Pi Delta Epsilon, Honorary 
Journalistic Fraternity; American Political Science Association; American Society of International Law; 
Foreign Policy Association: American Academy of Social and Political Sciences; Honorary Member Prince 
Georges County Boy Scouts. 

Dr. Steinmeyer is a former President of the Rotary Club of College Park and Governor of the Mary- 

land Rotary District. 

It is proposed to add two or three pro- 
fessorships in fields now filled only by 
outside educators. 

College of Military Science, 
Physical Education and Recreation 

The College of Military Science, Physical 
Education and Recreation seeks $26,082 
more for 1947-48 than was available to it 
this year. It would add fifteen full and 
part-time instructors, for whom $9,210 is 
asked annually and grant increases to pres- 
ent personnel aggregating $13,684. 

The total budget for this unit for the 
year ending June 30, 1947, is $84,808, of 
which the State appropriated but $2,568. 
The State is asked to provide an additional 


College of Home Economies 

With prewar peak enrollment of 288, a 
total of 313 undergraduate students enrolled 
in the College of Home Economics last 
year, 350 this year. 

Nine new staff members are to be added 
for whom $17,156 in annual salaries is 
asked. Present staff personnel is to share 
$5,503 in total salary increases. 

College of Arts and Sciences 

Enrollment in the College of Arts and 
Sciences is now 2500 nearly double that of 
its previous peak. It is the service school 
of all the colleges on the campus. 

New schedules call for adding 58 full- 
time teachers, 85 graduate student assistants 


and 7 clerks — a total of 150 persons, for 
whom S253.381 in salaries is asked annually. 
The present staff is to receive increases of 

The grand total increase in budget is 
$368,704. of which the State is asked to 
provide $240,000. The State appropriation 
is $105228 this year. 

General Educational Services 

With the 1,000 graduate students, there 
is an acute need for expanding the teaching 

The income from the Federal Govern- 
ment for veterans turned students is ex- 
pected to decline next year as high-school 
graduates crowd into the 1947-48 fresh- 
man class, which is expected to be larger 
than this year's freshman class, totaling 


Predicting that the student body at the 
University of Maryland would reach a total 
of between ten and twelve thousand within 
the next two years, Dr. H. C. Byrd, Uni- 
versity President, has indicated that $11,- 
441,000 is needed for the physical develop- 
ment of the University plant in order to 
take care of growth and expansion. This 
figure is in addition to the $20,000,000 al- 
ready requested for the building program. 

"The university, in its physical plant, has 
not kept pace with the growth of its serv- 
ices and of its student body," declared Dr. 

The larger staff made necessary to pro- 
vide additional services asked by agricul- 
tural interests of the State has made it im- 
possible, he added, to provide adequate 
office space. 

Citing the increasing calls made upon 
the university for research on behalf of 
Government and industry, Dr. Byrd re- 
vealed that it has not been possible to ac- 
cept various monies allocated to carry out 
such activities "because there are not suffi- 
cient laboratories available in which to do 
the work." 

Dr. Byrd attributed the necessity for the 
increase to inflated construction costs, and, 
in some cases, increases in the size and 
quantity of facilities made necessary by an 
increased enrollment. 

Most of the 66 separate building projects 
already have been authorized by the Legis- 
lature, and some funds have been allocated 
for each. 

A breakdown of the additional State 
funds needed follows: 

College Park 

To complete nine buildings now under 

construction $2,058,000 

For 22 proposed buildings and facilities 6,150,000 


Princess Anne 

Twenty-eight new buildings, additions 
and extensions proposed $1,328,000 


Six new buildings and additions to the 
hispital, dental and pharmacy build- 
ings and a public library $1,905,000 

Total $11,441,000 

State funds totaling $3,605,000 already 
allocated include: 

$2,460,000 for 12 separate projects at Col- 
lege Park. 

S "i.OOO for a sea foods technological 
laboratory at Crisfield. 

$475,000 for a 12-point building program 
at Princess Anne Academy. 

195,000 for improvements to professional 
schools in Baltimore. 

From other sources, including gifts such 
as those by Glenn L. Martin, allocations by 
various Federal agencies, etc., a total of 
$5,390,000 is available for the improvement 
of the university's physical plant, Dr. Byrd 
reported, including the following: 

$2,500,000 for engineering, physics, chem- 
istry and mathematics Ijuildings under con- 
struction and estimated to cost $5,000,000. 

$2,000,000 for an airport. 

$600,000 for five girls' dormitories. 

$200,000 for a new auditorium to cost 

$50,000 for student activities to cost 

New items not yet authorized include: 

Airport, two girls' dormitories, three 
men's dormitories, interdenominational 
chapel, library, men's activities building. 

Pointing out that the present National 
Airport in Washington is overtaxed, Dr. 
Byrd said "it is reasonably certain that the 
proposed airport will be self-sustaining as 
to maintenance and operation, if not pro- 

MORE G.I.'S IN '48 

Many leading educators foresee a larger 
enrollment of G. I.s in our large universi- 
ties in 1948, thus creating a more serious 
education emergency in those schools than 
exists today, it is revealed in "The G. I.s 
And The Colleges," a booklet just issued 
by the Crowell-Collier Publishing Company. 

The new educational study, the fourth of 
a series of booklets issued by the company 
on veterans' problems, also discloses that 
G. I.s are today the best students generally, 
thus contradicting the fear of many educa- 


This is Norma E. Curtis, of Brandywine, Mary- 
land, 18 year old sophomore in the College of 
Arts and Sciences, University of Maryland. Alpha 
Omicron Pi. In a recent contest, after being 
selected as "Miss Brandywine," blonde, blue-eyed 
Norma was chosen "Miss Prince Georges County." 


tors of a year or so ago that many of them 
would draw government educational allot 
ments but be "educational bums." 

On the basis of replies from 583 institu- 
tions of higher learning, the study reveals 
that "the majority of veterans wish higher 
education with a definite vocational inter- 
est." Engineering is said to rank first in 
veterans' interest, business administration a 
close second, and pre-medical third. 

Because of this, educators fear that many 
of today's G. I. students, who are now en- 
rolled in junior and liberal arts colleges, 
will seek to matriculate in the larger uni- 
versities for their professional training. 
Since these universities will have their own 
lower classes going into the professional 
courses, it is expected that a critical situa- 
tion will arise. 

"In general, veterans' marks have been 
higher than normal prewar classes," the 
booklet says in reporting on the G. I.s as 
students. "Returning veterans have done 
better than before they left campus to enter 
the armed services." 

"The University of Richmond and many 
other institutions call it 'a pleasure to 
teach' the G. I.s," the study says. Other 
institutions are reported as saying that the 
veterans are "intolerant of poor teaching" 
and that they "demand to know why state- 
ments (of the professors) are true." 

It is reported that the G. I. Bill of Rights 
has democratized higher education by mak- 
ing it possible for 75 to 80 per cent of our 
G. I. high school graduates to attend col- 
lege, as compared to less than 50 per cent 
of high school graduates who went to col- 
lege in the pre-war years. And the propor- 
tion who have been withdrawing from 
school, as compared to the pre-war years, 
is said to be only one-half to one-fifth as 

The educational study points to the need 
of "careful, realistic vocational guidance 
based upon a knowledge of job opportuni- 
ties as well as of aptitudes." It is said that, 
while engineering leads the field in veter- 
ans' interest, it is estimated that the de- 
mand for college- trained engineers will be 
filled by 1953. After that "only replace- 
ments will be needed." 

The study generally indicates that the 
present overcrowded situation in our col- 
leges and universities will continue for 
three to five years, and that college enroll- 
ments will never again drop to their pre- 
war levels. 

The G. I.s, as students, are hailed as Phi 
Beta Kappas in the art of "griping." One 
Western college official speaks of their 
"directness, maturity and 'post-graduate 
skill' in griping when things can be im- 
proved . . . griping, not whining." The in- 
stitutions generally bend every effort to im- 
prove conditions that prompt the "gripes." 

TO O.C.S. 

Pvt. George L. Shelhorse, son of Mrs. R. 
I. Poole, 2112 Suitland terrace S.E., Wash- 
ington, D. C, has been transferred to Offi- 
cers' Candidate School at Fort Benning. 
Ga., from the Aberdeen Proving Ground. 
He enlisted in the Army after four years 
in the Maritime Commission in Washing- 
ton. He is a former University of Maryland 
student where he was enrolled in the Col- 
lege of Engineering in 1945. 


Dr. H. C. Byrd recently appeared before 
the State Legislative Council to request 
that the University be relieved of certain 
political restrictions that are now said to 
prevent its efficient and economical opera- 

President Byrd emphasized that he had 
no intention whatsoever of reflecting in the 
slightest degree upon any individuals or any 
other State officers. He re-emphasized that 
gradually conditions have developed, 
through laws or regulations established by 
other offices, that have taken away from the 
Board of Regents the powers that the 
Board should continue to have if it is to be 
leld responsible for the obligations placed 
upon it by the Charter creating the Board 
and the University. 

\fembers of the Board are appointed by 
the Governor of the State for terms of nine 
years each, beginning the first Monday in 

The President of the University of Mary- 
land is, by law, Executive Officer of the 

The State Law provides that the Board 
of Regents of the University of Maryland 
shall constitute the Maryland State Board 
of Agriculture. 

A regular meeting of the Board is held 
the last Friday in each month, except dur- 
ing the months of July and August. 

Judge William P. Cole, Jr., of Baltimore, 
is Chairman of the Board of Regents. Other 
members are Thomas R. Brookes, Vice- 
Chairman, Bel Air; Stanford Z. Rothschild, 
Secretary, Baltimore; J. Milton Patterson, 
Treasurer, Baltimore; E. Paul Knotts, Den- 
ton; Glenn L. Martin, Baltimore; Charles 
P. McCormick, Baltimore; Harry H. Nuttle, 
Denton; Philip C. Turner, Baltimore; Mil- 
lard E. Tydings, Washington, D. C; Mrs. 
John L. Whitehurst, Baltimore. 

Dr. Byrd says that these restrictions cover 
a good deal of territory, and that he has 
asked the Education Commission, now mak- 
ing a survey of higher education in Mary- 
land, to study all the problems involved in 
these restrictions. According to Dr. Byrd, 
there is no doubt that such a study will 
eventually relieve the University of some 
of the restrictions to which he has called 
the attention of representatives of the 

The organization is based around the 
Board of Regents and the president. The 
Board is composed of 1 1 members appoint- 
ed bv the governor for a period of 9 years. 
Dr. Byrd is, by law, the executive officer of 
the Board. This is the policy making group 
and has, theoretically, at least, complete 
control of the actions of the University. 

The budget of Maryland is submitted by 
the comptroller, Mr. C. A. Benton, to the 
Board of Regents. After this approval, it 
is submitted to the State Budget Director, 
who presents it to the Board of Public 
Works. From that body it goes to the Legis- 

Following is the complete text of Dr. 
Byrd's statement before the Legislature: — 

"The University of Maryland comes be- 
fore you today to request that the Legisla- 
ture give special consideration to the politi- 
cal controls which hamper the efficient and 


University of Maryland's campus after a snow storm. Library at the left, Arts and Science Building at the right. 

economic operation of the University and 
to take such action as the facts discovered 
may warrant. 

"In connection with the above request, 
we wish to advise you that the University 
is asking the commission now making a 
study of higher education in the State to 
include in its study the political restrictions 
with which the University has to contend. 

"The University is not now placing before 
you in detail the various facts which have 
caused it to make this request. However, 
certain general statements would seem to be 
in order. These are: It is impossible to 
operate the University economically and 
efficiently under present political restric- 
tions and control. The University's Board 
of Regents is denied the authority to act 
effectively in those matters, which, under 
the Law, are its responsibility. The Uni- 
versity has to contend with political re- 
strictions, to which no other State univer- 
sity or land-grant college in the United 
States is subjected. Under present restric- 
tions, the State is disregarding the provi- 
sions of the Federal Law in the handling 
of Federal Funds, for which the University 
is responsible. The State Employment Com- 
missioner has too much power over em- 
ployees of the University. 

"As very brief illustrations of what is 
meant by the above, the following items 
may be mentioned: The Attorney General 
recently gave an opinion that the Board of 
Public Works of the State controls and has 
authority with regard to the salary of every 
professor in the University, every research 
man in the University, and every other pro- 
fessional man employed. Such a condition 
is manifestly not in keeping with successful 
operation of the University, because no 
other University in the country is subject 
to such political control of its faculty's 

salaries, and such a control should not 
exist. The effect of this, were it to become 
generally known that the Board of Regents 
does not control salaries of its professors 
would be disastrous in competing for good 

"Judge Chestnut, in a letter to the Gov- 
ernor resigning from the Board, defined the 
attitude of the Board when he said that it 
is "incompatible with the Board of Regents 
of the University to be subject to these re- 
strictions," and that it is "quite impossible 
to efficiently conduct a great university 
under the restrictions of such an act." 

"The simple question is whether or not 
the Board of Regents of the University will 
have authority in matters that relate to the 
University of Maryland, in order that the 
Board may discharge, in its best judgment, 
the responsibilities that the law places in 
the Board. 

"Of course, the University realizes that, 
as a public institution, it should be subject 
to certain control, such as accounting for 
funds, etc. It has not the slightest objec- 
tion to such controls. But when controls 
and restrictions reach into the operation of 
the University to prevent efficient and eco- 
nomic management, then it is time that 
such controls and restrictions be eliminated 
or modified. 

"We suggest that, immediately after the 
Legislature convenes, a special committee 
of members of the Legislature be appointed 
to make a detailed investigation of the con- 
trols and restrictions above referred to and 
report back to the Legislature its recom- 
mendations as to such action by the Legis- 
lature as the facts may warrant. Such com- 
mittee, of course, would naturally seek the 
advice of the Commission, and the experts 
employed by the Commission, on Higher 


Miss Alma H. Preinkert, Registrar, College Park 
Schools, University of Maryland. 

Native of Boston, Mass. A.B., George 
Washington University. A. M., University 
of Maryland, Law School at George Wash- 
ington and graduate work for Doctor's de- 
gree at American University. Teacher in 
El Paso, Texas. Former Secretary, Middle- 
States Association of College and Secretarial 
Schools; President, Middle States Associa- 
tion of Collegiate Registrars; Associate Edi- 
tor, Journal of the American Association 
of Collegiate Registrars since 1936. Vice- 
President of the American Association of 
Collegiate Registrars, 1942 - 1944. Former 
editorial director. Maryland Federation o2 
Women's Clubs and ■currently Correspond- 
ing Secretary of that organization. Mem- 
ber of the Alumni Board of the Central 
High School, Washington, D. C. Member 
of Kappa Delta, Phi Delta Delta (legal), 
Phi Delta Gamma (graduate), Delta Kappa 
Gamma (education), Phi Kappa Phi. 

During the war Miss Preinkert served as 
Chairman for the State of Maryland War 
Service Project of the Kappa Delta Sorority. 

Assistant Registrar, University of Mary- 
land, 1919-1935; Registrar since 1935. 


The oldest Greek letter fraternity, Kappa 
Alpha Theta, is the newest sorority on the 
campus of the University of Maryland. 

Miss Jean Ford of Lancaster, Pa., and 
graduate of Penn State, was asked by the 
National Council of Theta to come to 
Maryland to colonize this group. During 
the week of formal rushing, Jean was 
helped by local alumnae and Miss Sally 
Reed, a sophomore from Randolph-Macon, 
and Miss Mary Dow, junior from Purdue. 
Both girls are residents of Washington, D.C., 
and have transferred to Maryland. 

K. A. T. now holds forth in the base- 
ment of Anne Arundel. A house will come 

Kappa Alpha Theta was established in 
1870 and three months later Kappa Kappa 
Gamma was organized. The latter sorority- 
has been on the Maryland campus for some 

Besides colonizing a sorority, Jean Ford 
is working on her master's degree and act- 
ing as assistant house mother at Anne Arun- 
del Dorm. 


Miss Alma Preinkert, Registrar at the 
University of Maryland, reports a record 
of enrollment of students at College Park. 

Enrollments by colleges arc as follows: — 

Agriculture 486 

Arts and Sciences 2,185 

Business and Public Administration. 1,276 

Education 52 1 

Engineering 1,608 

Home Economics 345 

Military Science and Tactics, 

Physical and Health Education . 13 

Graduate Students 825 

Total enrollment at College Park 7562 

The Baltimore Schools show enrollments 
as follows: — 

Law 311 

Medical 345 

Pharmacy 192 

Dental 276 

Nursing 196 

Education* 509 

Graduate School 82 

Total enrollment in Baltimore 

Schools 1,911 

Grand Total 9,173 

(*The Education figure is estimated as en- 
rollments are still in progress.) 

The much discussed ratio of men to 
women at College Park can now be settled 
with the publication of the official figures: 
5,428 men, and 1,834 women. 


Naval Reserve Officers, below the rank 
of Captain, who are now on inactive dut) 
and who have had experience in advertis- 
ing, journalism or radio, desiring to volun- 
teer for active duty in the Naval Reserve 
recruiting program until at least 1 July 
1947, are requested to submit their appli- 

Those officers selected will be assigned 
to duty in one of the following cities: 
Washington, D. C; New York City; Balti- 
more, Maryland; Atlanta, Georgia; Colum- 
bus, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Omaha, 
Nebraska; Dallas, Texas, and Salt Lake 
City, Utah. 

Reserve Officers of the rank of Lieu- 
tenant Commander and below, Warrant 
Officers and enlisted personnel on inactive 
duty may be recalled to active service for 
duty with the Naval Reserve recruiting 
program, Capt. Will L. Gates, USNR, Act- 
ing Director of Naval Reserve for the 
Potomac River Naval Command has an- 

With the exception of enlisted person- 
nel who hold the following rates all per- 
sonnel are eligible for active duty. Those 
enlisted men who were Ship's Service Men, 
Specialists "F," and Yeomen and pharma- 
cists mates below the fourth pay grade 
are not eligible for return to active duty. 

Officers desiring to return to active duty 
should submit their requests in writing to 
the Commandant, Potomac River Naval 
Command. Enlisted personnel may apply 
at the nearest Navy recruiting station. Ap- 
plicants should state five preferences as to 
where they would like to be stationed. 


Dean S. S. Steinberg, Dean of the College 
dI Engineering, I niversity oi Maryland, as 

in. id of a committee to study the State's 
pollution control laws, recently made a 

report to the Legislative Advisory Council 
in which he advocated changes in the ad- 
ministrative setup designed to strengthen 
the Stale's control over pollution problems. 
Under the committee's plan a State water 
control board would be established that 
would include as members the heads of 
the various Suite agencies now dealing with 
pollution problems. 

The board would have final authority 
over the enforcement of antipollution laws 
and, by its structure, would co-ordinate the 

work of the various agencies, such as the 
Department of Health, the Tidewater Fish- 
cries Commission and the Commission on 
Game and Inland Fisheries, 

Dean Steinberg explained that Maryland 
now has plenty of laws against pollution, 
although they have not always been 
properly enforced. 

As an additional step in (leaning up the 
State's rivers and streams, Dean Steinberg 
said, a research program planned at the 
university will be carried out if sufficient 
funds can be found. 

Members of the Potomac River Com- 
mission said the funds for this program 
might come from industry as a part of its 
attempts to find new process that wotdd 
reduce the wastes now discarded. It is 
through such programs, members said, that 
industry in the past has developed new 
products from materials that once were 

Maryland's water control laws have not 
always been adequate in the past. While 
laws to control stream pollution are on 
the books, the authority to administer 
them has been divided among several State 
agencies, resulting in a lack of coordination 
and poor enforcement. 

Observers believe, however that the Mary- 
land General Assembly when it convenes 
early next year, will take steps to correct 
the faulty administration of its pollution 
control laws. 


From Fort Washington, Md., the Uni- 
versity of Maryland received eight tem- 
porary frame structures plus iwo Quonset 
huts from Camp Perry, Va. These will 
give the university 22,000 additional square 
feet of space for its chemistry, industrial 
arts, civil and electrical engineering, ani- 
mal husbandry and psychologv departments 
and for book storage and recreational 


A long-haired outfit has come out with 
the statement that college gals aren't wear- 
ing bobby sox any more. 


At Maryland bobby sox are numerous. 

The claim was made by Myron Heidings- 
field, an economist at Temple University, 
and Psychologist A. B. Blankenship, head 
of National Analysts, Inc. 

They recently founded a new service 
called campus surveys, and on their first try 
maintained: "bobby sox are a thing of the 



Despite a survey showing that bobby socks no 
longer adorn the campus, they are extremely evi- 
dent around Washington. Above, is a sample of 
their popularity at Maryland University. Left to 
right, Peggy Rafferty, Betty Train, Carolyn Bryan, 
Betty Heyser and Dottie McCaslin. 

past among American coeds," saying 90 per 
cent wear sheer stockings instead. 

Blankenship and Heidingsfield said they 
also discovered that 99 per cent of the co- 
eds use lipstick, 45 per cent use rouge, and 
a "skimpy" 28 per cent possess pancake 
makeup, while the majority use toilet water 
instead of perfume. 

This part of their survey checks at Mary- 
land. On the bobby sox . . . No. . . . They 
have sold the short sox short. 

Some Tri-Delt Sorority girls were queried 
on the subject of sheer stockings. Peggy 
Rafferty, 19, said, "Why, you never see the 
things on the campus," while Dottie Mc- 
Caslin, 19, added: "They're not comfort- 
able, they're expensive, and besides, they're 
just not in." 

Peggy, incidentally, was wearing her 
father's socks. 

The whole "why" of the low shoes and 
bobby sox for the coeds was summed up by 
Lucille Andrews, 18, when she said, "Com- 
fort, natch." 

However, Betty "Choo Choo" Train, 21, 
pointed out that the girls for dates "shoot 
the works" on dressing up, a sentiment 
seconded by Jack Flynn, 20, of Sigma Nu. 


Sweater sheathed Peggy Rafferty puts on the 
finishing touches before going to class. Her 
sorority is Tri-Delt. 

He remarked: 

"Most guys like for the girls to wear low 
shoes around the campus, but we want 
them spiffed up when we take them out." 


Lucille Andrews wears moccasins, bobby socks, 
dungarees rolled to the knee, and a plaid shirt 
over a white one. Betty Heyser appears on high 
heels, in long hose, a two-piece suit, and carries 
gloves and purse. 

All of the girls agreed that practically 
every coed wore lipstick, but most went 
light on the other makeup goo. 




The Civil Engineer Corps of the United 
States Navy will shortly hold examinations 
to commission 75 qualified engineers, 22 to 
30 years old, as Lieutenant (junior grade) 
in the Civil Engineer Corps of the Navy. 

Eligible are native or naturalized citizens 
with three years engineering experience, 
two of them subsequent to receipt of their 
degree, or the military equivalent. Appli- 
cants must be physically, mentally, mor- 
ally and professionally fit. Applications 
may be obtained and filed at nearest Offices 
of Naval Officer Procurement. 

Exams, to be held on two separate days 
at the discretion of ON'Ol's. will consists of 
a 2i/2-hour general engineering test, an oral 
exam, and a 90-minute test on engineering 
problems. None of the exams will require 
special preparation as questions will test 
general engineering knowledge of the ap- 

An important consideration in these ex- 
aminations will be the candidate's experi- 
ence. Exams w : ill not be aimed at the man 
fiesh from textbooks, capable of extensive 
quotations. Preferable is the man with ex- 
perience and vision, who has developed 
ability to reason, and initiative to solve 
problems set before him. 

The future Civil Engineer Corps must 
deal with new and complicated construc- 
tion projects to meet the challenge of the 

times. Men of imagination, with a practical 
knowledge of the subject, will be needed to 
plan and construct these projects. Such 
men are being sought by means of these 
tests and will be welcomed by the Civil 
Engineer Corps. They will find, in turn, 
that the Civil Engineer Corps affords them 
opportunity for interesting and important 
work in the engineering field. 


National dairy plant production experts 
spoke at the 1946 dairy technology confer- 
ence at the University of Maryland last 
month. The conferences lasted from De- 
cember 3 to 5. 

Included among the speakers were Dr. E. 
R. Price, U. S. Public Health Service, Rich- 
mond; Dr. C. D. Dahle, Pennsylvania State 
College; Dr. C. S. Bryan, Michigan State 
College; Dr. Gordon M. Cairns, head of 
the Maryland dairy department; Dr. C. W. 
England, Stephens Dairy Industries, Wash- 
ington; C. S. Brinsfield, Maryland State 
Health Department, Hagerstown; R. E. 
Stout, University of Maryland, and Dr. V. C. 
Mover, Supplee-Wills-Jones Dairy Farm, 
and Dr. H. L. Ragsdale of Abbott's Dairies, 
both of Philadelphia. 

Practical work and research to aid farm- 
ers with production problems was outlined 
by Dr. C. J. Shaw, dairy research worker; 
Dr. Edwin C. Weatherby. manager of the 


Artificial Breeding Association; Dr. P. C. 
Brown, Livestock Sanitary Service; John 
Magruder, agronomist; Arthur B. Hamil- 
ton, economist, and Floyd J. Arnold, ex- 
tension dairyman, all of the University of 
Maryland; J. B. Sheppard, U. S. Depart- 
ment of Agriculture Research Center, Belts- 
ville, Md., and Dr. Brvan. 


Lt. Col. James B. Smith has been ap- 
pointed head of the newly formed Signal 
Unit at the University. 

Lt. Col. Smith spent five years in the 
Army and was in the European theater for 
three years. For a year he was designated 
as communications officer for Publicity anil 
Psychological Warfare. 

Smith has been awarded the Bronze Star 
and five battle stars. He is a '36 graduate 
of Texas A. and M.. and has a B.S. in elec- 
trical engineering. He was active in varsity 
tennis and basketball in college. 


Washington College, on the Eastern 
Shore, was endowed by George Washington, 
he having donated for this purpose the 
bonus given to him by Congress after the 
Revolutionary War. It is claimed that the 
College conferred a degree upon Wash- 


Rahim Mottaghi Iravani and Abbas Or- 
doobadi, two outstanding graduate students 
from Iran, Persia, are at the University of 
Maryland as candidates for the Doctorate 
degree in economics while serving as for- 
eign correspondents for the United Nations. 

Iravani was born in Sheraz in 1920, and 
attended elementary schools there. His 
higher education was obtained at SMC, an 
English college, and at the University of 
Teheran. He has published two books, one 
for Iranian students wishing to learn Eng- 
lish, and a guide for understanding the 
typical Englishman's conversation. He is a 
correspondent of six Iran newspapers and 
for the United Nations. 

Ordoobadi was also born in Sheraz in 
1923. He attended Nemezi School, an ele- 
mentary school in his home town. He was 
a student at the American College, which 
was established by Dr. S. M. Jordan, who 
now resides in California. This school is 
closed at present, as are all American col- 
leges in Iran due to the lack of American 
professors. Ordoobadi resumed his studies 
of law, politics, and economics at the Uni- 
versity of Teheran, where he obtained his 
Bachelor degree. The subject for his thesis 
was "Poverty and Its Treatment." 

Upon entering Maryland to further com- 
plete their studies, the two Iranians found 
the housing problem acute. "In our coun- 

try foreigners have no trouble finding dor- 
mitory rooms. They are given the best 
facilities by the University," Iravani stated. 
The Iranians have joined the Diamond- 
back staff in order to write a series of edi- 
torials on the differences between the 
Iranian University and Maryland. Both 
have had experience in working on student 
publications. "Ayeen Daneshjooyan" (man- 
ner of students), the first magazine to be 
published by students in Iran, was founded 
and edited by Iravani and Ordoobadi in 
1944 at the University of Teheran. This 
magazine was circulated through the whole 
country and contained political as well as 
literary material. 


The Pershing Rifles, a national military 
drill organization, is being reactivated at 
the University of Maryland after an ab- 
sence of four years. Any member of the 
basic ROTC is eligible for membership if 
he meets the prescribed requirements. 

The Pershing Rifles strive for perfection 
in drill, and serve as an honor guard for 
visiting dignitaries on special occasions. In 
the past, the group was called upon to 
participate in ceremonies held at the Tomb 
of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Na- 
tional Cemetery on Armistice Day. 


Editorial activities of the National Foun- 
dation for Education in American Citizen- 
ship are being conducted on the Maryland 
campus. Dr. Franklin L. Burdette, asso- 
ciate professor of government and politics, 
is editor of publications for the Foundation. 

The Foundation, with central offices in 
Indianapolis, was organized six years ago 
to cooperate with educational organizations 
in publishing teaching material, building 
curricula, and stimulating interest in the 
study of the American form of government. 
Its activities now include publication of 
books and pamphlets, organization of com- 
munity forums and study groups, and co- 
operation with professional societies 
financing projects in civic education. 


The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis 
Club of Prince Georges County recently 
announced the award of the Kiwanis Me- 
morial Scholarship, University of Maryland, 
to Clarence A. Sampson, of 5405 Gallatin 
Street. Hyattsville, Maryland. 

The scholarship consists of $200 per year 
for four years as long as the student re- 
mains in good academic standing. 

Young Sampson is enrolled as a freshman 
in the College of Engineering at College 
Park. He is 17 years of age. 

Clarence is one of a family of twelve 
children. He graduated from Bladensburg 


Dean of Men 

High School in June of 1946 with very high 

The award is limited to residents of 
Prince Georges county. Relatives of Ki- 
wanians are excluded from consideration. 


The Fire Extension Service Building at 
the University of Maryland, dedicated last 
summer is the new home of a fire extension 
course which has taken on all the aspects 
of a major subject. 

The University has taken a forward step 
in this branch of education, for the course, 
under the direction of Chief J. W. Just, is 
one of the first of its type in the world. 

In cooperation with the Maryland State 
Firemen's Association the fire extension 
service offers three courses to all firemen in 
the state: fireman basic, fireman advanced, 
and an industrial course. 

The second floor of the Fire Service 
Building, divided into offices, classrooms, 
and demonstration rooms devoted to the 
University's fire extension service. On the 
ground floor located the College Park 
Volunteer Fire Department. 

The building is equipped to train men 
in all types of fire fighting and fire protec- 
tion under any and all conditions. Here 
firemen can make use of the latest 
and best in fire fighting and fire pre- 
vention apparatus. 



THE Alumni Association of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, founded in 1892, 
has revised and streamlined its Constitu-j 
tion and By-Laws and adopted a form ofj 
government differing from previous years. 

Instead of a President, First Vice Presi- 
dent, Second Vice President and Secretary, 
the Alumni Association will, hereafter, be 
governed by a Board of Managers. The 
Board will elect from its membership a 
Chairman and Vice Chairman. These two 
officers, as well as the members of the 
Board, will serve for one year. The Chair- 
man and Vice Chairman have not yet been 
elected. A Secretary-Treasurer is to be ap- 

Members of the Board, for 1946 to 1947, 
elected at the Homecoming Day meeting of 
the Alumni Association are: 

Talbot T. Speer, "18, 
Austin C. Diggs, '22, 
J. Homer Remsberg, '18, 
Hazel T. Tuemmler, '29, 
Harry E. Haslinger, '33, 
Charles V. Koons, '29, 
Agnes Gingell Turner, '33, 
Dr. Charles E. White, '24, 
James E. Andrews, '31. 

Constitution, By-Laws 

The Constitution and By-Laws of the 
General Alumni Association of the College 
Park Schools of the University of Maryland 
were revised as follows at the 1946 Home- 
coming day meeting, viz: — 

Article I — Name and Objects 
Section 1 — Name 

The name of this Association shall be 
MARYLAND," hereinafter referred to as 
the "Association." 

Section 2 — Objects 

This Association is organized to promote 
the interest and welfare of the University 
of Maryland; to encourage and sustain a 
spirit of fellowship among the graduates 
and matriculates of all departments of the 
University; to support and advance the 
cause of higher education; and to cooperate 
with the University in suggesting or carry- 
ing out proposals looking toward its pro- 
gress and welfare. 

Article II — Membership 
Section 1 — Qualifications 

Members in the Association shall be 
graduates of the University of Maryland; or 
matriculates who shall have been in good 
standing for one year and whose class shall 
have graduated; or such other honorary 
members as the Board of Managers may 

Section 2 — Dues 

The annual dues or contributions or 
other monies to be collected from the mem- 
bership shall be determined by the Board 
of Managers. 


Prominent Baltimore business man who was re- 
cently elected to the Board of Managers, Alumni 
Association, University of Maryland. 

Article III — Management 
Section 1 — Board of Managers 

The government of the Association shall 
be vested in a Board of Managers which 
shall be composed of nine elected members 
of the Association. 


Section 2 — Elections 

The first annual election of the Board of 
Managers shall be held on Saturday, No- 
vember 9, 1946, at the University of Mary- 

The members of the Board shall be elect- 
ed for a period of one year. The Board 

shall organize after the first annual meet- 
ing and elect by a majority vote from its 
own membership a Chairman, a Vice- 
Chairman, and a Secretary-Treasurer who 
shall hold office for one year. 

Section 3 — Vacancies 

A vacancy in the Board occurring during 
the year shall be filled by a member of the 
Association elected by a majority vote of 
the Board of Managers. 

Section 4 — Nominations 

Thirty days before the Annual Fall 
Homecoming Meeting the Chairman of the 
Board of Managers shall appoint from the 
membership-at-large a nominating commit- 
tee composed of three members. The duty 
of this committee shall be to select candi- 
dates for election to the Board of Managers. 
These nominees may be supplemented by 
nominations from the floor at the annual 

Section 5 — Duties of Officers 

The Chairman of the Board of Managers 
shall preside at all meetings of the Board 
and the Association; and shall perform the 
duties assigned to him by the Board of 
Managers, including the appointment of 
all committees that may be deemed neces- 

The Vice-Chairman shall discharge the 
duties of the Chairman in his absence. 

The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep the 
minutes of the meetings of the Board of 
Managers and of the Association, and shall 
receive and disburse all monies at the direc- 
tion of the Board of Managers. 

Section 6 — Special 

The Board of Managers and especially 
its officers are charged with the responsi- 
bility of promoting the best interests of the 
University and the Association by working 
in close cooperation with the alumni repre- 
sentative of the University administration. 

Article IV— Meetings 
Section 1 — Annual Meeting 

The annual meeting of the Association 
shall be held at the University of Maryland, 
College Park, Maryland on the date desig- 
nated as the Annual Fall Homecoming Day. 
Other meetings of the Association may be 
called at the discretion of the Board of 
Managers. The Board of Managers shajl 
meet at the call of the" Chairman or upon 
the request of three members of the Board. 


The proper and complete presentation of alumni news depends almost entirely upon the interest shown in the publication by the alumni 

Alumni are urgently requested to supply the office of publication at College Park with changes of address known to an alumni, news 
items of general or personal interest, occupational and professional items, social news, births, engagements, marriages, deaths. 

In these pages alumni news is top priority "MUST" news and the more news received the better the publication will be. 

Pleas* accord us your support. 


Section 2 — Quorum 

A quorum of the Board of Managers 
shall be five members. 

Alumni Association, University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

Article V — Procedure 
Section 1 — Proceedings 

The proceedings of the Association and 
the Board of Managers shall be governed 
by the latest edition of Roberts' Manual of. 
Parliamentary Rules. i] 

Section 2— Order of Business _ Hazel T. Tuemmler, '29, 4509 Beechwood Road, College Park 

The order of business for all meetingsvVij. 
shall be determined by the Chairman. 


'Falbotr^.-SpeefrHSy 3L32 Frederick Ave., Baltimore, Md. 
Austin C. Diggs, '22, Calvert Building, Baltimore, Md. 
J. Homer RemsbergHi8, Middletown, Md. 




J?,-' ' 

Article VI — Amendments 
Section 1 

This combined Constitution and By-Laws 
may be amended by a majority vote of those 
present at any regular or special meeting, 
provided that the proposed changes shall 
be sent to the Secretary thirty days before 
the date of the meeting at which action is 
to be taken and published in the College 
or Alumni paper ten days prior to said 


J. W. Kinghorne, widely known in the 
poultry industry, has been appointed As- 
sistant Director of the Poultry Branch, 
P&MA, U. S. Department of Agriculture. 

Kinghorne, a graduate of the University 
of Maryland (1911), came to the Depart- 
ment of Agriculture in 1912 and until 1920 
was engaged in poultry investigatory, re- 
search and extension work. 

He left the Department in 1920 to 
organize the National Poultry Institute 
and served as its secretary and treasurer. 

In 1933 he returned to the Department 
and was active in organizing the poultry 
and egg marketing programs which have 
since developed to the status of one of the 
important commodity branches of the Pro- 
duction and Marketing Administration. 

Kinghorne is author and co-author of 
four text books on various phases of the 
poultry industry, author of several Gov- 
ernment bulletins, a contributor to trade 
publications and has recently been ap- 
pointed Chairman of the Publication Com- 
mittee of the World's Poultry Science 

As Assistant Director of the Poultry 
Branch he will be in charge of work in 
connection with market practices and liai- 


J. W. Kinghorne, Maryland 'II, was recently 
promoted to Assistant Director of the Poultry 
Branch, P&MA, U. S. Department of Agriculture. 

Harry E. Haslinger, '33, 313 V St., N.E., Washington, D. C. 

Charles V. Koons, '29, 2828 McKinley Place, N.W., Washington, D. C. 

Agnes Gingell Turner, '33, Frederick, Md. 

Dr. Charles E. White, '24, 4405 Beechwood Road, College Park, Md. 

James E. Andrews, '31, Cambridge, Md. 


The Publication of the Alumni Association. 
Harvey L. Miller, Managing Editor. 
Jane A. Wells, Circulation Manager. 


son offices with the Dairy Branch on work 
involving inspection and grading, and 
market news. 

A native of Cumberland, Maryland, King- 
horne, whose home is at 135 Iris Street, 
N. W., has resided in Washington for over 
30 years. 

Mr. Kinghorne is the first graduate of 
the University of Maryland to submit a 
thesis on poultry and is also the first 
graduate-author to contribute a work to 
the University library. 


H. H. Rogge, Vice President of the West- 
inghouse Electric Corporation, has an- 
nounced the appointment of C. Swan 
Weber as manager of the Westinghouse 
Newark office at 1180 Raymond Boulevard, 
Newark, N. J. 

Mr. Weber has been with Westinghouse 
since January 1928, having begun as a 
graduate student at East Pittsburgh. Before 
coming to Newark, he was at the Com- 
pany's office in Washington, D. C. for 15 
years, serving successively as a salesman, 
marine division manager and manager. He 
held this latter post two years. 

Born in Oakland, Md., Mr. Weber 
studied at Garrett County High School in 
Maryland and at the University of Mary- 
land. He received an electrical engineering 
degree there in 1927. 

He is a member of the American Society 
of Naval Engineers and the Society of Naval 
Architects and Marine Engineers. 


Miss Janet T. Werner, whose guardian, 
Miss Anne Werner lives at 620 West Uni- 
versity Pkwy., Baltimore, Md., recently ar- 
rived in the European Theater to serve as 
an Army Hostess with European Theater 
Special Services which, under the guidance 
of Maj. Gen. A. R. Boiling, is responsible 
for the recreation and entertainment of 
occupation troop in the European Theater. 
Athletics, libraries, motion pictures, service 
clubs and live shows are just a few of the 
many Theater Special Services activities. 

Miss Werner is a graduate of Catonsville 
High School, Md., and the University of 



Maryland, College of Arts and Science, '38, 
and a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. 
Prior to becoming an Army Hostess she 
served with the American Red Cross in the 
Pacific where her work did much to help 
the well being of American soldiers. In 
her current assignment as an Army Hostess 
she will direct activities at one of the many 
service clubs established to provide the oc- 
cupation soldiers with homelike surround- 
ings. The clubs contain reading and loung- 
ing rooms, snack bars, game rooms, record 
players, dance floors, libraries, handicraft 
shops and many other facilities for enter- 
tainment and recreation. 


Lee Hoffman. Maryland '43, 2415 Shafer 
Blvd., Dayton 9, Ohio, is located at Wright 
Field there with the Accelerated Service 
Test Branch of the Flight Test Division. 
He's on active duty as a Lieutenant. Lieu- 
tenant Hoffman served with a B-26 group, 
and later A-26's, in the E.T.O. and flew 
one of latter type home via the North At- 
lantic. The Lieutenant winchells that soon 
there'll be a junior pilot around the Hoff- 
man hangar. 


Mrs. J. Thad Sterling of Brentwood, Md., 
was named president of the newly organized 
chapter of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, the Col- 
lege Park Alumnae Association, which held 
its first meeting in December. Other officers 
include Mrs. John W. Jackson of Riverdale 
whose husband is a member of the Mary 
land faculty; Mrs. W. W. Evans and Mrs 
R. A. Herring of the District of Columbia 

In addition to Maryland University alum 
nae in the new group, the membership in 
eludes alumnae members of the sorority 
from Iowa State College, the University of 
Cincinnati and Ohio State University. 


The Minister of Finland, Dr. K. T. Jutila, 
and his daughter, Mrs. Maya Lena Horella, 
recently visited the University of Maryland. 

Mrs. Horella teaches Home Economics in 
Finland and is interested in education here. 
Dr. Jutila studied at Cornell and shares his 
daughter's interest in education. 


On Duty in Frankfurt, Germany. 


Miss Ruth B. Schroeder, daughter of 
Mrs. George R. Schroeder of 400 School 
St., Cambridge, Maryland, is shown above 
serving as an Army Hostess for European 
Theater Special Services which, under the 
guidance of Maj. Gen. A. R. Boiling, is 
responsible for the recreation and enter- 
tainment of occupation troops. Athletics, 
service clubs, motion pictures and live 
shows are just a few of the many Theater 
Special Services activities. 

Miss Schroeder is assigned to the Allied 
Expeditionary Forces Club at Frankfurst, 
Germany. The picture shows her (rear 
left) in the Handicraft shop, helping Pfc. 
John J. Payne of Baltimore, Maryland. 
As an Army Hostess she directs activities 
at the club, which is one of many estab- 
lished in the European Theater to provide 
the occupation soldier with homelike sur- 
roundings. The clubs contain reading and 
lounging rooms, snack bars, game rooms, 
record players, dance floors, libraries, handi- 
craft shops and many other facilities for 
entertainment and recreation. 

A popular feature of the clubs are the 
handicraft shops which provide the sol- 
diers with an interesting pastime in their 
off-duty hours. Materials for making such 
articles as leather belts, moccasins, hand- 
bags, dog collars, etc., are supplied. Ex- 
perienced instructors are available to give 
advice and help to those who require it. 
Here too, can be found fully equipped 
darkrooms where films can be developed, 
printed and enlarged. 

Miss Schroeder is a graduate of Cam- 
bridge High School, Maryland, and the 
University of Maryland. Prior to coming 
overseas she was stationed at Camp Lee, 


Dr. Lawrence L. Layton, former Mary- 
land assistant professor of the Chemistry 
department, University of Maryland, has 
been appointed to the Biochemistry De- 
partment of the Johns Hopkins School of 
Hygiene and Public Health. 


The University of Maryland's Board of 
Regents on Homecoming Day, November 9, 

1946 approved a §4,047,749 budget for 1948. 
an increase of $2,323,076 over the State ap- 
propriation for 1947, as more than 4,000 
graduates participated in the institution's 
annual Homecoming Day exercises at Col- 
lege Park. 

The board said the increase requested 
for 1948 would be "a minor part of the 
expenditures necessary for educational pur- 
poses, since it is almost certain to be an 
institution, in another year, trebled in size." 

It added: "It is believed that, if the en- 
tire increase be granted, the State of Mary- 
land still will be appropriating a much 
smaller percentage in proportion to the 
total expenditures than any other State." 

The board listed the following items 
among requested increases: 

For University Hospital and the medical 
school in Baltimore, an increase of $209,000 
"in order that these important institutions 
can meet the requirements of modern medi- 
cal education." 

For all other teaching departments, 
$432,000, "a large part of which is necessary 
in order to handle the large influx of stu- 

For all departments, $458,610 "to meet 
the increase in classified employes salaries, 
already directed by the Standard Salary 
Board and now in effect." 

A total of $228,046 to absorb a deficit at 
the medical and dental schools as well as 
university hospitals, due to increased costs 
of food, drugs, medical supplies. 

For "necessary improvements to the uni- 
versity dental school," $11,000. 

For the Glenn L. Martin College of Engi- 
neering and Aeronautics, $75,000 "to cover 
additional teaching and research personnel." 

For expansion of services in the field of 
agriculture, $247,000. 

For Princess Anne Academy, $28,000 "in 
order to place the college on an accredited 


The traditional tug-of-war between the 
freshmen and sophomores was won by the 
first-year students on the first try. Four 
sophomores, all that could be rounded up 
for the event, were quickly submerged into 
the cold waters of Paint Branch creek by 
20 freshmen while a crowd of nearly 300 
students and alumni watched. 

Rovello Wins Shoot 

The Alumni rifle shoot, a standing match 
for which the score cards of alumni rifle- 
men were collected all day, was won by 
Robert M. Rovello, '43, just back from 
commissioned service in the Army and now 
teaching at Maryland. Rovello missed the 
target entirely on his first shot but dropped 
only eight points of a possible on the next 
nine tries. He pulled up with a high card 
of 82. 

Rovello also won the turkey shoot, a 
"luck in" event that works like a cigar 
counter punch board. You shoot at a small 
card board turkey and the numbers you 
score are marked in various areas on the 
back of the bird. 

There was a tea in the student lounge 
after the football game and a meeting of 
the University of Maryland Alumni Asso- 
ciation. The University Footlight Club also 
presented "Squaring the Circle." The Black 


and Gold Ball in the new gym armory 
to the music of Trumpets Billy Butter- 
ficld's band concluded Homecoming Day's 

1 hroughout the day the Maryland cam- 
pus was a scene of activity and entertain- 


A slender, stately girl at Maiyland's 
Homecoming celebration saw a dream come 
true — a dream that she and every other 
girl has dreamed at one time or another. 

She is red-haired Sally Dunnington, 
crowned the University of Maryland's 1946 
"Homecoming Queen" in special ceremonies 
before the Maryland-South Carolina foot- 
ball game. 

Miss Dunnington, who lives at 3826 
Twenty-sixth street N. E., Washington, 
D. C, represented Kappa Kappa Gamma 
Sorority and had previously been selected 
as pledge queen of the university in 1944. 
She is a graduate of McKinley High School 
and a sophomore in the College of Educa- 

Members of her court included: Lucille 
Andrews, Chevy Chase; Shirley Andrews, 
Breathedsville, Md; Barbara Buhr, Arling- 
ton, Va.; Joanne Dawson, Baltimore; Mary 
Dow, Chevy Chase; Pat Downey, Chevy 
Chase; Betty Faupel, Baltimore; Hulga 
Frankwich, Baltimore; Marianne Karlowa, 
Frostburg; Harriet Krakow, Washington, 
D. C; Edith Lewis, Frederick; Betsy Lipp, 
Washington, D. C; Rhoda Ottenberg, 
Washington, D. C; Leah Regan, Baltimore; 
Jane Roche, Baltimore; Phyllis Schubert, 
Baltimore; Janet Turner, College Park, and 
Honora Whalen, Baltimore. 


At a meeting of the National Block and 
Bridle Club, Maryland chapter, Edwin 
Francisco was appointed president. Other 
appointments were those of Gerard War- 
wick as secretary, and Irving Spry as 

The Block and Bridle Club is a national 
organization of students in colleges through- 
out the country, who are majoring in Ani- 
mal, or Dairy Husbandry. 


"After finishing the course in Foreign 
Service," writes Henry K. Dierkoph, Jr., '46, 
282 Ryerson St., Brooklyn 5, N. Y., "I went 
to work in the Overseas Sales Division of 
the Mergenthaler Linotype Company of 
Brooklyn. Interesting work and some day 
I hope to be assigned to Latin American 
service. Our Ecuador agent is also a Mary- 
land graduate. He is Jorge Mantilla. Dur- 
ing a recent visit here Jorge and I cut up 
plenty of College Park memories." 


Mrs. Adelia Rosasco Soule, M.A., 1930, 
is now living at 2327 Shenandoah Avenue, 
N.E., Atlanta, Georgia. She is planning 
to join her husband in Japan in a few 
months, and plans to resume teaching. 


Washington surrendered his military com- 
mission to Congress in the old senate 
chamber at Annapolis. 


THIS IS the 
1946 Horre- 
coming Queen 



The red haired 
Miss Du i ning ton , 
five 'eet nine inches 
tall, ; s a jcphomore 
in the College of 

She is a Kappa 
Kappa Gamma and 
resides at 3826 26th 
Street N.E., Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

She is a graduate 
of M '.ley High 




J. Julian Chisolm Foto 


It I\ing4 \Jn 

\Jheir Zrincj.er5 


Mi. and Mrs. Aristcdes Vrahiotes of 
Washington have announced the engage- 
ment of their daughter, Miss Lovellen Vra- 
hiotes, to Mr. Nicholas Bakales, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Stephen Bakales of Boston. 

Miss Vrahiotes is a member of the senior 
class at the University of Maryland College 
of Arts and Science and a member of the 
Sigma Kappa Sorority. Her fiance has re- 
sumed his studies at the University of Bos- 
ton after serving as an officer in military 
intelligence of the Army. 

Bornstein- Hoi lander 

The engagement of their daughter, Miss 
Doris Rosalyn Hollander, to Mr. Robert 
E. Bornstein, son of Mr. and Mrs. William 
Bornstein was announced in Washington, 
D. C, by Mr. and Mrs. Edwin W. Hol- 

Miss Hollander attended Wilson Teachers 
College and her fiance now attends the 
University of Maryland after service in the 


A June wedding has been chosen by Miss 
Ruth Clayton Grove, whose engagement to 
Mr. Robert James Weir, Jr., is announced 
today by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. 
Grove, Jr., in Washington, D. C. 

The bride-elect studied at the University 
of Miami and received her degree from the 
University of Maryland College of Arts and 
Science, member of Gamma Phi Beta '46. 
Her fiance has just returned after serving 
three years as an officer in the Navy and is 
now attending Maryland University. 


Mr. and Mrs. William Patrick Kilmain 
of Bethesda, Md., announce the engagement 
of their daughter, Miss Dorothea Theresa 
Kilmain, to Walter Wetzel Dash, son of 
Mrs. Walter Boyd Dash of Washington and 
the late Mr. Dash. 

The bride-elect is a graduate of the Aca- 
demy of Holy Cross. She attended the 
University of West Virginia and later was 
graduated from the University of Maryland. 
College of Arts and Science '43. 

Mr. Dash was graduated from St. John's 
College and received his bachelor of law, 
master of law and master of patent law 
degrees at Columbus University. He later 
served as a lieutenant commander in the 
European theater. 


Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Earl Jackson of 
Howard County, Md., announced the en- 
gagement of their daughter, Miss Betty Vii- 
ginia Jackson, to Mr. Theodore Calvin 
Owens, son of Mr. T. Calvin Owens of Ol- 
ncy and Mrs. Millard Owens of Bethesda. 

Miss Jackson was graduated from the 
University of Maryland in June and was 
chosen to appear in the 1945-46 edition of 
Who's Who Among Students in American 
Colleges and Universities. She received a 
I?. A. degree from the College of Arts and 
Science and is employed as a social < ase 

worker for the Prince Georges County De- 
partment of Public Welfare. 

Mr. Owens was graduated from the Ad- 
miral Farragut Academy in New Jersey. He 
recently was discharged from the \a\\ after 
three years' service. He now is attending 
the University of Maryland. 


Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Sidney Heidelbach 
of Catonsvillc, Md.. announce the engage- 
ment of their daughter, Miss Ruth Ann 
Heidelbach, to Mr. Basil I. Mishtowt, sou 
of Capt. and Mrs. I. Mishtowt of (hew 

Miss Heidelbach is a junior at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in the College of Edu- 
cation where she is a member of Kappa 
Delta sorority. 

Mr. Mishtowt will be graduated from the 
University of Maryland. College of Com 
merce, where he is a member of Alpha Tau 
Omega fraternity, next February. During 
the war he served as a captain with the 3rd 
Armored Infantry division in the European 

The wedding will take place in March. 

Throe km orton-Hoddinott 

William Mason Throckmorton and Mrs. 
C. Merrick Throckmorton announce the 
engagement of their daughter, Lenore, to 
Richard La Mar Hoddinott, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Reginald Kenning Hoddinott, Balti- 
more, Md. 

Miss Throckmorton is a graduate of 
Southern Seminary and is attending Mary- 
land University, where she is a member of 
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She is a 
senior, enrolled in the College of Education. 
Mr. Hoddinott, who served as a captain in 
the Fifteenth Air Force in Italy, was gradu- 
ated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute 
and is an engineering student at Maryland 
University. He is a member of Sigma Xu 


Mr. and Mrs. Walter Luetzenkirchen of 
Baltimore, announce the engagement of 
their daughter, Miss Ann Elizabeth Luet- 
zenkirchen, to Norman Louis Cansler, son 
of Col. and Mrs. Louis Cansler, of Balti- 

The bride-elect is a graduate of Holton- 
Arms, attended the College of William and 
Mary and is a senior at the University of 
Maryland. She is a member of Alpha Omi- 
cron Pi. 

Mr. Cansler was graduated from t he- 
Georgetown University School of Foreign 
Service and at present is with the State 
Department. He is a member of Delta Chi. 


Mrs. Fannie Zinz, Baltimore, has an- 
nounced the engagement of her daughter, 
Shirlee Lorraine, to Bernard Epstein, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Epstein, Baltimore. 

Miss Zinz is the daughter of the late 
Samuel Zinz. Mr. Epstein attended both 
the Johns Hopkins University and the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in 1939. 


Among engagements announced in De- 
cember was that of Herbert William Har- 
den and Margaret MeCartv Russell. 

Miss Russell is a graduate of Wilson 
Teachers' College and Mr. Harden was 
graduated from the University of Mary- 
land, 1943, where he now is teaching in 
the School of Engineering. He is a mem- 
ber of Sigma Nu fraternity. 



Mr. and Mrs. Max Schnurr, Albany, N.Y., 
announce the engagement of their daughter, 
Evelyn Ann, to Richard Venn Benson, of 
Washington, D. C. 

Miss Schnurr attended Wheaton College 
and Emerson College, Boston. Mr. Benson 
was graduated from the University of Mary- 
land, having also attended George Wash- 
ington University. He is now with the 
Western Electric Co. in Mexico City. 


Next September has been chosen as the 
month for the wedding of Miss Ruth June 
Trunnell and Mr. William John Anderson. 
Jr., whose engagement was announced by 
Miss I'runncll's parents. Mi. and Mrs. Wal 
ter Joseph Trunnell of Hyattsville, Md. 

Miss Trunnell is a student in the College 
ot business and Public Administration at 
the University of Maryland and Mr. Ander- 
son is a veteran of the Navy, having served 
two years with the Corps of Engineers. He 
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson. 


1 he engagement ol Miss Dorothy Theresa 
Kelmain to Mr. Walter Wetzel Dash has 
been announced by her parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. William Patrick Kelmain, of Bethesda. 

A graduate of the Holy Cross Academy, 
the bride-elect attended tLe University of 
West Virginia and graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Maryland. She is a social worker 
at the Montgomery County Welfaie Board 
while studying for her master of arts de- 
gree at Catholic University. 

Mr. Dash was graduated from St. John's 
College and received his bachelor of law 
master of law and master of patent law 
degrees at Columbus University. During 
the war he served as a lieutenant in the 
European theater. 

Hunteman- Watkins 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Watkins of St. 
Michaels. Md.. have announced the engage- 
ment of their daughter, Miss Elsie Leonard 
Watkins, to Robert Yansant lluntenian. 
son of Ml. and Mis. Arnold 11. Hunteinan 
of Cordova, Md. 

The bride-elect is attending the L'niver- 
sit\ of Maryland, where she is a member 
of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Mr. Huntcman 
is also studying at the university. He re- 
centh received his discharge from the army. 


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wells have an- 
nounced ilw engagement of their daughter, 
Jane Agnes to Mi. James I.. Troy, of Wash- 
ington, D. ( .. 

I he wedding will lake place shortly. 

Miss Wells attended the University of 
Maryland and is a member of Kappa Delta. 
She is employed in the Publications and 
Publicity office at the University and is cir- 
culating manager of MARYLAND, the 
Alumni Publication. 

Mr. Troy is a student at Lehigh Univer- 
sity alter four years in the Army. He is a 
member of Sigma Chi. 


Mr. and Mrs. Leon Doline of Baltimore 
have announced the engagement of their 
daughter, Irma, to Dr. William J. Hinder, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Binder of 

Miss Doline is a senior at the University 
of Maryland and a member of Alpha 
Epsilon Phi sorority. Dr. Binder is a 
graduate of Georgetown Dental School and 
is a member of Alpha Omega fraternity. 
He is now interning at Episcopal Hos- 


Miss Ulla-Britt Hoff, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Gunner Hoff of Malmo, Sweden, 
was married recently to Mr. Jack A. Frost, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Frost of Wash- 
ington, D. C, in that city. 

The bride was educated in Sweden and 
Mr. Frost attended Virginia Polytechnic in- 
stitute and the University of Maryland. He 
will resume his studies in mechanical engi- 
neering at Maryland in January. 


Miss Betty Stump, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. George A. Stump, of Romney, recently 
became the bride of Robert Culler Rice, 
of Newark, N. J., son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Millard M. Rice, of Mt. Airy, Md., in 

The bride is a graduate of Romney High 
School, class of 1939, and of West Vriginia 
University, class of 1943, where she was a 
member of Delta Gamma National Sorority. 

The bridegroom is a graduate of the 
University of Maryland, class of 1941, where 
he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa 
social fraternity. He is also a graduate of 
the Harvard University School of Business, 
Cambridge, Mass. He is a veteran of World 
War II, and served as a major in the Army 
Air Force for three years in China, Burma, 
and the India Theatre. They are now 
making their home in Montclair, N. J. 


Miss Mary June McCabe, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Paul McCabe of Chicago, became 
the bride recently of Milford E. Davis, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Davis, of Cumber- 

The bride attended Fort Hill High 
school and the University of Maryland, 
where she majored in English and was a 
member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. 

Mr. Davis is a graduate of Fort Hill High 
school and served with the Fifth Marine 
Division in the Pacific theatre. He has 
seven campaign ribbons, also the Presiden- 
tial Unit Citation and the Navy Unit Cita- 


Mr. and Mrs. John C. Niedermair of 
Chevy Chase, announce the marriage of 
their daaghter, Miss Patricia Ethel Nieder- 

mair, to George E. Long, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Ralph W. Long, of Salisbury, Md. 

The bride is a graduate of Woodrow 
Wilson High School, and attended Ameri- 
can University as a member of the U. S. 
Cadet Nurse Corps. 

Mr. Long attended State Teachers Col- 
lege in Salisbury and was a student at St. 
John's, Annapolis, when he enlisted in the 
Navy and was released as lieutenant (j.g.) 
with 19 months in the Pacific area. He is 
enrolled as a student at the University of 
Maryland law school. 


At Takoma Park, Miss Elizabeth Jean 
Wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold 
Saton Wood of Takoma Park, was wed to 
Mr. James Lome Webster, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. James A. Webster, Plainesville, Conn. 

The bride is a graduate of the University 
of Maryland, Home Economics, '43, and a 
member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. 

Mr. Webster, a graduate of Bliss Elec- 
trical School, is an instructor there now. 
During the war he served overseas in the 
Army's Fifth Division. 


Miss Maxine Elaine Rombro, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Rombro, and 
Melvin M. Leder, son of Herman Leder, 
were married recently in Washington, D. C. 

The bride, a member of Phi Sigma Sig- 
ma and Phi Delta sororities attended the 
University of Maryland in 1944. Mr. Leder 
is a lieutenant in the U. S. Marine Corps 
Reserve and served in the Pacific theater 
during the war. 

After a honeymoon in the Poconos and 
New York City, the couple will live in Rio 
de Janeiro, Brazil. 


The Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Plain- 
ville, Conn., was the scene of the wedding 
recently of Miss Helen Margaret McNam- 
ara, daughter of Mrs. Joseph F. McNamara, 
Plainville, and the late Mr. McNamara, 
became the bride of Thomas Lycett Loy, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Park W. T. Loy, 
Hagerstown, formerly of Frederick and 

The bride was graduated from New York 
University and is employed by the Hartford 
Courant, Hartford, Hartford. Conn. 

Mr. Loy, who attended the University of 
Maryland, College of Arts and Science, and 
the University of North Carolina, was 
formerly employed on the staff of the Morn- 
ing Herald and Daily Mail. He is now with 
the Motion Picture Daily in New York 

He is a member of Theta Chi fraternity. 


Miss Phyllis Thompson, of Chevy Chase, 
was married recently to Mr. Harry F. Kel- 
sey, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Kelsey of 
Buffalo, New York. Miss Thompson is a 
graduate of Montgomery Blair High School. 
She attended the University of Maryland, 
1943-46, where she was enrolled in the Col- 
lege of Arts and Science and a member of 
Kappa Delta Sorority. Mr. Kelsey attended 
schools in Buffalo and Notre Dame Applied 
Physics Laboratory in Silver Spring and has 
been residing at the Eiker home at 9147 
Sligo Creek Parkway. He attended schools 
in Buffalo, and Notre Dame University and 
served as a lieutenant in the Navy during 
the war. 



Miss Katherine Marie Hicks, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. Hicks, of Western- 
port, became the bride of Welton Landon 
Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Welton Davis 
of Luke, in Westernport. 

The bride is a graduate of Bruce high 
school, Westernport, and Potomac State 
College, Keyser, W. Va., and is employed in 
the laboratory of the Luke plant of the 
West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company. 

Mr. Davis, who is also a graduate of 
Bruce High school, attended the College of 
Engineering, University of Maryland, in 
1942, before he entered the army air corps, 
with which he served overseas. He is em- 
ployed by Hecht and Company, Washing- 


Miss Barbara F. deFord, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Allen V. deFord, of Washington, 
D. C, and Louis B. Monsheimer, son of 
Mrs. Leo Monsheimer, also of Washington, 
were married recently. 

A member of Sigma Omega Phi Sorority, 
the bride is a graduate of Holy Cross Acad- 
emy and attended Maryland University in 
the years 1944-46, where she was enrolled 
in the College of Arts and Science. Recently 
discharged from the Army Air Corps, Mr. 
Monsheimer attended New York University. 


An all-Maryland University wedding oc- 
curred in West Orange, N. J., when Edward 
Alan Miller married Mary Jane Chase, of 
Silver Spring. The bride is the daughter 
of Mrs. Kearns Chase. The groom is the 
son of Dr. and Mrs. John M. Miller, of 

The bride is a graduate of the University 
of Maryland, '43, where she was a member 
of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Lambda 
Delta and Mortar Board. She served two 
years as an officer in the WAVES with duty 
at Naval Communications in Washington. 

Lt. Miller also attended Maryland Uni- 
versity in '40 to '43. He entered the Army 
in September, 1943, was commissioned in 
1944, and served 26 months in the Pacific 

Derm an- Mendelsohn 

Miss Phyllis Zelda Berman, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Berman, Washing- 
ton, and Wilton Bernard Mendelsohn, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mendelsohn of 
Washington, were married recently. 

The bride attended the University of 
Maryland, 1944, and Mr. Mendelsohn, a 
graduate of Wharton School of Finance, 
studied at the University of Pennsylvania. 

They will be at home at Dorchester 
Apartments, Washington. 


Miss Edith Bowling and Mr. Russell F. 
Mizell, Jr., were married in Washington, 
D. C. 

Mrs. Mizell is a graduate of Western 
Maryland College, where she was a member 
of Aota Gamma Chi Sorority, and Mr. Mi- 
zell received a B. S. degree from the College 
of Agriculture at the University of Mary- 
land in 1943. He was a member of Phi 
Delta Theta Fraternity. 

Coleman- Armstrong 

Shirley Seymour Armstrong of Baltimore, 
was married to John A. Coleman, in 

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Orville 

G. Armstrong. She is a graduate of the 
University of Maryland. College of Arts 
and Science, 1944; a member of Kappa 
Delta Sorority. Mr. Coleman served five 
years in Europe. 


The wedding of Miss Elizabeth Thelma 
Briggs, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth M. 
Briggs and the late Mr. Albert M. Briggs, 
of Alexandria, to Mr. Albert E. Vogel, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Vogel of Hyatts- 
ville, took place in Alexandria. 

Mrs. Vogel, who attended Madison Col- 
lege, holds a responsible post with the 
Army Quartermaster Corps in Washington. 
The bridegroom is a University of Mary- 
land graduate. College of Commerce, 1938, 
who served with distinction as an officer 
in the Navy during the war, and now has 
an excellent association with Capital Air- 


Miss Betty Anne Ritchie, daughter of 
Mrs. Charles A. Ritchie and the late Mr. 
Ritchie of Jefferson St., Hyattesville, be- 
came the bride of Mr. Milo Frank Walter, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Milo T. Walter of 
Burlington Road, Hyattsville. 

The bride, a 1944 Hyattsville High 
School graduate, has for some time held 
a secretarial post with the National Edu- 
cation Association in Washington. The 
bridegroom, also a Hyattsville High gradu- 
ate, attended the University of Maryland. 
He served as an AAF first lieutenant in the 
China-India-Burma theater. He is em- 
ployed in Washington. 


In Washington, D. C, Miss Elizabeth 
Ann Hurley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Herbert E. Hurley of Chevy Chase and 
Mr. James B. Sparks, Jr., son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Sparks of Washington, were married. 
Mrs. Sparks was graduated from the Steno- 
type School of Washington and her hus- 
band attended Maryland University before 
entering the Navy. 


The wedding of Miss Anne Micken of 
Strasburg, Pennsylvania and Mr. James 
Bradford Burnside of Washington, D. C, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Whiting Burn- 
side, took place in Strasburg, Pa. 

Mr. Burnside is a student at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland; member of Phi Sigma 
Kappa fraternity. He was released from the 
Army with the rank of major. He served 
five years with the 4th Infantry and holds 
the Silver and Bronze Stars, the Purple 
Heart, the Combat Infantry Badge and the 
Belgian Fourrague as well as other decora- 
tions. He was one of the "Heroes of the 
Week," pictured by Newman Sudduth in 
the Sunday Star. 

Mrs. Burnside attended the University 
of Maryland College of Arts and Science. 


Miss Elizabeth Jean Wood, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Saxton Wood, Tako- 
ma Park, Md., and James Lome Webster, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Webster, 
Plaineville, Conn., were married recently 
in a double-ring ceremony performed at 
Takoma Park Presbyterian Church by the 
Rev. R. Paul Schearrer. 

The bride, a member of Alpha Delta Pi 

Sorority, is a graduate of Maryland Uni- 
versity, College of Home Economics, 1943. 
Mr. Webster is a graduate of Bliss Electrical 
School and is now instructing there. Dur- 
ing the war he served overseas in the 
Army's Fifth Division. 


New in the orange blossom parade is 
Miss Janette Ferguson of Washington and 
Decatur, Ga.. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Lamar Ferguson of Decatur, who became 
the bride of Donald Cooper Maxcy of Park- 
ersburg, W. Va., son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles J. Maxcy of Talladega, Ala. 

The bride attended Georgia State College 
for Women and the bridegroom received 
his B.S. degree in civil engineering from the 
University of Maryland 1943. He is a mem- 
ber of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the 
American Society of Civil Engineers. He 
entered the army in 1943 and served over- 
seas for 18 months with an engineer com- 
bat group before his discharge. 


The marriage of Mrs. Katherine Porter 
Dulin, daughter of Mr. Irwin Stevens Por- 
ter, to Mr. Robert Deminieu Blackistone, 
son of Mrs. Robert D. Blackistone of Wash- 
ington and River Springs, Md., took place 
at Olney, Md. 

The bride was the widow of Col. Thad- 
deus R. Dulin who was killed in Normandy 
during the campaign to drive out the in- 
vading Germans. She attended George 
Washington University. Mr. Blackistone at- 
tended Charlotte Hall Military Academy 
and the University of Maryland from 1922- 
24, in the College of Arts and Science where 
he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. 


Miss Betty Virginia Jackson, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Ravmond Earl Jackson of 
Howard County, Md., was married to Mr. 
Theodore Calvin Owens, son of Mrs. Mil- 
dred Owens and Mr. T. Calvin Owens, in 
Washington, D. C. 

The bride is employed by the Depart- 
ment of Public Welfare of Prince Georges 
County as a social service case worker. She 
was graduated from the University of Mary- 
land 1946, where she was president of the 
women's student government. She was an 
honorary member of the Sigma Tau Epsilon 
and the Alpha Kappa Delta, of which she 
also was president. Mr. Owens is a student 
at Maryland University after three years' 
service in the Navy. He was graduated from 
the Admiral Farragut Academy. 


Ocean City was the scene of the wedding 
of Miss Aline Naisby Waller, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Price Waller, Ocean 
City, and Paul Littleton Herring, son of 
Dr. Paul Supplee Herring, of Washington. 

Besides Smith College and the Roberts- 
Beach School, Mrs. Herring was graduated 
from the Horace Mann School in New York 
and the American School of Paris, France. 

Mr. Herring, a former pilot of a flying 
fortress, was a German prisoner for several 
months. He received a B.S. Degree from 
the College of Commerce at the University 
of Maryland last June and is studying law 
at George Washington University. 

They will reside in Hyattsville. 


Frank Wilson. Jr.. "32 

Frank Wilson. Jr., 37, died at Duke Hos- 
pital, Durham on September 22, 1946 after 
a short illness. A well known Raleigh N. C. 
surgeon, Dr. Wilson won his M.D. at the 
(diversity of Maryland in 1932. He was a 
member of the stall at both Rex and St. 
Agnes Hospitals, Raleigh, and consulting 
surgeon for the North Carolina State Hos- 
pital at Dix Hill as well as the Seaboard 
Air Line Railroad. A Raleigh surgeon in 
1937-42, he entered the Army Medical Corps 
as a Captain in July, 1942. and was dis- 
charged this past July as a Major. He then 
reestablished his surgical practice in 
Raleigh. Before going to Raleigh in 1937 
he trained at the U. S. Marine Hospital, 
Baltimore, Md., the Baltimore City Hos- 
pital, and the University of Maryland Hos- 
pital. A student at Carolina in 1925-30 
where he was a member of Theta Kappa 
1'si, the Medical Society, the Elisha Mitchell 
Scientific Society, the Executive Committee 
of the Senior Class, the Band, the German 
Club, and President of the Pitt County 
Club, he received his B.S. in Medicine in 
1930. Born at Greenville, June 30, 1909, 
he was the son of Frank and Verda (Wald- 
rop) Wilson. He married Miss Alice Bar- 
bour on February 2, 1940. His wife, a 
daughter, a son, his mother, two sisters 
and two brothers survive. 

* ' F~TTluntttc8 from Heaven 

Johnny Boyda, football star, class of '41, 
is now with the D. H. Owens Company, 
Baltimore, as business methods salesman. 

Johnny reports the arrival at the Boyda 
home of Jean Sherman Boyda. Mrs. Boyda 
is the former Eleanor Sherman, at Mary- 
land in '36 and '37. The Boydas hold 
forth at 3311 Shannon Ave., Baltimore 13. 
Johnny is Chairman of the Football Com- 
mittee of the Touchdown Club for Balti- 

It's a boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
John F. Ring, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 
Mrs. Ring was Jean Bennett, '44, Home 
Economics. She was a member of Kappa 
Delta Sorority. The father attended Mary- 
land and was a member of Alpha Tau Ome- 
ga fraternity. 

November 7, 1946 was the date of ar- 
rival for Louis Carrol Anderson, 6 pounds, 
9 ounces of boy for Jane and Hank An- 
derson, University Park. Both parents are 
Maryland alumni. 

It's a baby girl at the home of Mr. and 
Mrs. James Kinsman. Mrs. Kinsman was 
Mae Hutchison, Home Economics, '46, 
Alpha Pi Delta and he was graduated from 
the College of Education, '43, Sigma Nu. 





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MARYLAND sports fans well remember 
Morris P. Guerrant, crackerjack 
featherweight boxer who came to the Ter- 
rapins from Augusta Military Academy. 

Ringsiders will recall him as an athlete 
of outstanding ability, fine sportmanship 
and more than his share of fortitude. 

These fine qualities young Guerrant car- 
ried into the Parachute Infantry where he 
was a First Lieutenant. 

Writing of Guerrant, Major J. C. McCue, 
Jr., said, "I'll never forget his first bout in 
the ring. He was 12. He was still the same 
happy, smiling boy after he had won three 
South Atlantic ring championships. He 
never became conceited. He could smile 
when the going got tough. An unspoiled, 
lovable boy, blessed with a true fighting 

Guerrant made his last great fight in 
Europe. He gave 1 1 is life there. In that 
premise Major Mi Cue comments, "Had he 
lived long enough to hear 'Well done'! he 
would have smiled in reply, 'Really? 
Thanks, sir!' He was that kind of a kid." 

First Lieutenant James Rennie, who saw 
Lieutenant Guerrant killed in action, com- 
ments, "A brave, aggressive troop leader. 
An inspiration to his men." 

First Lieutenant Guerrant was awarded 
the Silver Star, posthumously, after having 
first won the Bronze Star Medal. Just how 
a smart, courageous, athletically trained 
leader of men behaves under fire is indi- 
cated by the citations which read as fol- 
lows: — 

Silver Star 

"For gallantry in action on 30 April 1945 
at ***. Germany. Lieutenant Guerrant, 
platoon leader, advanced ahead of his 
platoon's scouts, over open terrain, armed 
with only a pistol and a hand grenade. Un- 
expected enemy fire from a well prepared 
strong point severed his platoon and scat- 
tered its forward elements. Lieutenant 
Guerrant continued to advance alone to- 
ward the forward enemy outpost positions, 
killing two of the enemy and forcing the 
rest to withdraw. Lieutenant Guerrant 
then deployed his platoon and advanced 
alone around the enemy flank, over open 
ground and through the direct fire and 
observation of the enemy. Lieutenant 
Guerrant was mortally wounded in this 
position but continued to fire upon the 
enemy until death. His extreme devotion 
to duty reflects great credit on the highest 
traditions of the Airborne Forces of the 
United States Army." 

Bronze Star Medal 

"For heroic conduct in action on 7 Janu 
at \ [945 near ***. Lieutenant Guerrant, 
Assistant Platoon Leader, during a fire 
fight, operated as an observer 400 yards 
in front of his own lines. He made four 
tiring trips back and forth, infiltrating 
through the scattered enemy each time, 

directing and correcting mortar fire. His 
route back to his own lines was under 
intermittent mortar fire. Without wire or 
radio communications, he supervised suc- 
cessful limited pursuit of the enemy after 
they had started their withdrawal. Because 
of his aggressiveness and initiative, a much 
longer and harder fire fight was avoided. 
His conduct reflects great credit on himself 
and the Airborne Forces of the United 
States Army." 


University of Maryland boxer who fell in action 
in Europe. 


(Homecoming 1944, editorial in 
"The Diamondback") 

Homecoming, and the campus over run 
with our honored guests — the alumni. 
Parents and friends of the students also. 
Maryland's largest student body welcomes 

Coming home to the campus has been 
a tradition at Maryland for a quarter of a 
century. And, although the tradition is in 
vogue at nearly every college in the country, 
our own celebration is a special one in 
which each of us takes the leading role. 

Homecoming is above all an opportunity 
for members of the alumni to renew ac- 
quaintances with each other and with the 
faculty and to see what's going on around 
the campus. They have a lot to sec this 
year — new buildings, ugly construction 
projects, and a surprising horde of students. 

In all fairness to normalcy, the floats, the 
pretty girls, the black and (.old dance, the 
between halves entertainment, the football 
game itself, are scheduled to run off like 
clockwork, and like 1941. Our dwarf-sized 
stadium will be jammed, the excess crowd 
settling wherever there is space. Except 
for the obviously increased average age of 


the majority of students, one would be led 
to believe that nothing has altered; that 
the grand, old customs mc the same. 

Don't kid yourselt! 

College life has changed whether we like 
to admit it or not. The light hearts and 
gay exhuberance are still very much in 
evidence on the surface; but beneath, 
there is an older and more subdued spirit 
than heretofore; a spirit conceived in war- 
time and nursed through victory until now 
the whole of campus living seems imbued 
with it. 

Celebrations fit uneasily into the present 
pattern unless they arc made deeply satis 
fying by their very sobriety. This is to say 
then that our gladness in the continuance 
of a tradition is only complete, when we 
check it in relation to what a tremendous 
job had to be done to assure this continu- 
ity. W'e don't have to tie ourselves into 
mental knots to figure that out. 

There is no need lor an overdose of 
seriousness. College boys and girls will go 
their merry way, and it is after all a fine 
way. as long as we have colleges and youth 
together. For the time being though, we 
have this more mature element which has 
infiltrated into the classrooms, and which 
can do its best job by serving to remind 
the extremely young among us, that the 
existence of the college and her celebrations 
is due to sacrifices which should not be 
forgotten too soon. 

Our homecoming is a friendly welcome 
to every one joining us for the festivities, 
and a grateful, unspoken welcome to the 
kids who are not able to make it this year, 
or next. So it is not inappropriate for us 
to inject a solemn note along with the 
predominantly happy one. 

Hardly a class reunion will be without 
its missing faces. Familiar guys and fami- 
liar names like Mason Chronister and 
Ralph Fisher and Paul Newgarden won't 
be here. And there are many others, God 
knows there are too many others, who left 
the campus and went to war and somehow 
skipped roll call on the way back. 

It might not be a bad idea for those of 
us who celebrate Homecoming in the old, 
joyous fashion, to try and think, if only 
for a little while, of the Maryland men 
who not so long ago fought so hard to 
make such traditions like our Homecoming 
could survive. 


Some time when you are down near 18th 
and Constitution Avenue in Washington 
take a look at the State flags grouped 
around the [wo Jima monument. Look 
them over carefully. You'll be proud of 

The other state flags show dates, State 
seals, and various other insigniae voted 
upon by the State legislators concerned 
when they accepted the design of their re- 
spective state flags. 

Maryland's is something else again. It is 
"the class." It is a "standout." It is the 
only flag in the lot with basic pre-contin- 
ental and continental heraldry and color. 

Students of such things oftimes comment 
upon it. And they are not from Maryland. 


In the last issue of Maryland there ap- 
peared an article titled "Veterans Active on 
Campus." In this issue read "They Fooled 
Me," by Andrew Maurois. 

The former article was printed follow- 
ing considerable research and inquiry on 
the University of Maryland campus over 
a span of several months. The latter 
article culminates similar research at an- 
other university. 

The opinion is overwhelmingly in the 
majority that the former Service man is a 
mighty fine college student. 

In this premise Dr. H. C. Byrd, President 
of the University of Maryland, recently 
said, "GI students as a whole are the best 
students we ever have had at Maryland. 
That holds good morally, physically and on 
an educational basis." 

In view of such opinion it is extremely 
difficult to understand the contention in 
some quarters to the effect that the same 
ex-GI above referred to does not make a 
good collegiate athlete, because he has not 
adapted himself to the campus and the old 
college spirit. An athletic officer at a mid- 
western school published that opinion. 

That does not add up in face of the 
fact that all college teams, win or lose, are 
loaded up with ex-GI athletes. It would 
seem to be fair to assume that something 
other than military - naval service makes 
them win or makes them lose in sport, win- 
ners and losers both being largely ex-service 

Let us here assume that Service doctrine 
and training still control the life of the 
ex-GI college man. Such a fellow would 
have learned, in the Service, something 
about definite objectives. 

In the military-naval services everything 
was toward definite objectives. "That" 
beach head to be taken, "that" island base 
to be hopped, "that" line to be cracked. 

So the beach heads were taken, the 
islands hopped, the lines cracked and GI 
Joe became Joe College. His objective now 
is and should be "that" college degree, an 
objective which, but for the GI Bill of 
Rights, many GI's would not have had at 
all. They want that college education and 
the best faculty opinion all over the country 
lauds them for going after it in great style. 

Athletics are only a part of college life, 
a means to an end. Some schools rate the 
value of sports high, some low. At MARY- 
LAND, from Dr. Byrd on down the line, 
the athletic program and its contribution 
toward education is rated highly. 

In athletics the ex-Serviceman can again 
apply his service training. He knows that 
the U. S. Navy, for instance, can definitely 
prove, through the years, that the ship with 
the good athletic teams is also the one with 
the shooting and steaming trophies. He 
knows that, in after years, when he looks 
back on his career at Maryland he'd rather 
say "I was a champion on a championship 

team!" than "I just monkeyed around in 
sports for fun." 

The Services, above all other things 
taught the service man to want to WIN. 
To win battles, to win good physical condi- 
tion, to win promotion, to win that home- 
ward bound trip and that college degree. 

Winning a stinking hot rock like Iwo at 
the cost of thousands of buddies is some- 
thing to win. Kicking a field goal or toss- 
ing a basket, or outpointing an opponent 
in a boxing ring is what the Services taught 
as training toward winning places like Iwo 
and Anzio. 

Probably better than any group in any 
walk of life the service trained youngsters 
to appreciate the verity of the axiom, 

"In order to reach a goal in life you 
must have one!" 


A fine example of Service training toward 
striving to win athletic events was provided 
some years ago, when the Commander in 
Chief of the. Atlantic Fleet, Admiral Henry 
Braid Wilson, U. S. N., lined up all of the 
fleet athletes on the quarterdeck of the 
U. S. S. Pennsylvania and, after a ding- 
dong pep talk, concluded with, 

" I would like to coin a motto for ath- 
letes. A motto that I hope will survive. 
It is 

MEN!' " 

The Admiral's motto stuck. It is still 
used. But we always liked the stentorian 
gob in the rear rank who, inserting a dash 
behind the Admiral's motto, bellowed forth 
an addition that has also stuck. The sailor 
yelled "BUT DON'T LOSE!" 


(From "The Diamondback") 

Everybody wants a new stadium; but 
how many of us know what has to be done 
to assure one being built on the campus 
in the forseeable future? 

The students are not the only people 
who want the stadium. Dr. Byrd and his 
staff, the members of the faculty, and 
numerous friends of the University are 
anxious to have our antiquated plant re- 
placed by a modern one. 

The builders of the present stadium 
originally planned it as a one-sided concrete 
structure with its back to the boulevard. 
When it was built its seating capacity was 
consistent with the enrollment and the 
athletic policy of the university. Through 
the years, the school jumped its enrollment 
and, inevitably, school officials began to 
overhaul their outmoded attitude toward 

The wooden stands across the field where 
the sudent body now sits were added and 
with the final addition of the temporary 
stands behind the goal posts, the capacity 
of the stadium climbed to approximately 
12,000. That isn't enough. 

Maryland's football teams have come a 
long way since the '30's. Dr. Byrd, one 
time football coach, has always wanted 
Maryland to be ably represented on the 
athletic fields and with this in mind Clark 
Shaughnessy was lured from Stanford in '42 



The student body grows and grows. Byrd 
Stadium does not. 

with the promise of a lucrative contract, 
and, although he was not with us during 
the war, he has again returned to coach 
Maryland squads. 

All this ties in with the urgent need for 
a new stadium. As the teams, supported by 
a record-breaking enrollment which will 
undoubtedly remain huge for years to 
come, grow in stature and performance, 
we'll need a big, modern stadium to handle 
the crowds. The stadium, of course, would 
eventually pay for itself. 

But, though plans are drawn up and 
have been discussed by top-level adminis- 
tration men, the final go ahead must come 
from Annapolis. 

Those in charge of the tremendous ex- 
pansion program being rushed to comple- 
tion on the campus insist that dormitories 
and new classrooms come first. That makes 
sense even to zealous sports fans. 

It looks as if we've got to have patience, 
and sweat out the erection of a new sta- 
dium for a while yet, anyway. In the mean- 
time, let's play the game for all it's worth. 


This is how a State and a University 
wins friends. 

"Last summer I was privileged to enjoy 
a portion of my vacation on the Eastern 
shore of Maryland, in the vicinity of 
Easton," writes Homer V. Miles. Jr., of 
New Castle, Pa. 

"I was very much pleased," Mr. Miles 
goes on to say, "with the hospitality ac- 
corded me and I decided I would like 
to spend more time in that beautiful State." 

"The University of Maryland was men- 
tioned often during my stay and, since this 
is my senior year in high school I am very 
eager to obtain information about entry 
into the University," Mr. Miles concludes, 
"and before winter is upon us I plan to 
motor down to visit your campus. I hope 
I may be fortunate enough to soon be a 
part of that campus." 


John Basilonc 
Luis J. Cukela 
Sada S. Munimori 
Jose Calugas 
Willibald C. Bianchi 
William G. Fournier 
Kenneth E. Gruenncrt 
John L. Jerstad 
Ralph Cheli 
Joe P. Martinez 
Frank J. Petraca 
Charles E. Kelly 
Junior Van Noy 
Nicholas Minue 
Floyd K. Lindstroin 
Alton VV. Knappenbergcr 
Walter E. Truemper 
Archibald Mathics 
Joe C. Specker 
Henry Gurke 
Arnold L. Bjorklund 
Forrest L. Vosler 
Arlo L. Olson 
Paul F. Riordan 
John W. Dutko 
Henry Schauer 
Walter D. Ehlers 
Arthur F. DeFranzo 
Ernest H. Dervishian 
Truman O. Olson 
Emil Bloch 

Raymond O. Beaudoin 
Peter Tomich 
Harold C. Agerholm 
Anthony P. D'Amato 
Jefferson J. De Blanc 
John J. Tominac 
William H. O'Hrien 
Gerald L. En<ll 
John J. McVi igh 
Joseph J. Sadov> ' 
Paul J. Wiedorfcr 
Raymond Zussman 
Donald J. Gott 
William E. Metzger 
Jose M. Lopez 
Joseph E. Schaefer 
Gino J. Merli 
Ellis R. Weicht 
Marcario Garcia 
Silvestre S. Herrera 
Charles A. MacGilliavary 
Dexter J. Kerstetter 
John F. Thorson 
Emile Deleau 
Nicholas Oresko 
Charistos H. Karaberis 
John C. Sjogren 
William A. Soderman 
Cleto Rodriguez 
Mike Colalillo 
Veto R. Bertoldo 
Ysmael R. Villegas 
Leonard C. Brostrom 
David M. Gonzales 
Joseph J. Cicchetti 
Manuel Perez 
Harold Gonsalves 
Richard K. Sorenson 

Toni Stein 
Frank B. Witek 
Jose F. ValdeS 
\uton L. Krotiak 
Edward J. Moskala 
Walter C. Wetzel 
Charles N. DeGloppcr 
Dirk J. Vlug 
Alejandro Renteria 
Harold (). Mcsscrschmidt 

The above is neither a muster list of 
the United Nations conference nor a release 
of Notre Dame's football roster. 

It is a list of star-spangled Yankee Doodle 
Americans, recipients of the very highest 
citizenship award our country can bestow. 

To be a descendant of the Americans 
who came over on the Mayflower, to be 
a son or Daughter of the American Revo- 
lution is something to inspire justifiable 

But the list above includes only Ameri- 
cans and descendants of Americans who 
became Americans by choice, not by the 
accident of birth. 

In the above list of names are represented 
the frightened, pioneers strangers from 
another country, going through the pain 
of not being understood in a new country. 

Some of their parents never learned the 
American language. Many lived in ghettos 
and shantytowns all their lives. Here are 
Czech and Yugoslav, Japanese, Austrian, 
Greek, German, Italian, Irish, French, Scan- 
dinavian, Armenian. Mexican. The Jap 
name in the list above represents a very 
large group of Americans of Japanese de- 
scent who had something to prove and did 

The German names in the above list 
represent what Robert Moses once called 
the "Beiunsnichts" ("Be, tins nidus gut in 
E'uropa; aber hicr ist es besscr"). 

The children of such Americans arc 
moulded in the American system. They 
become great Americans. 

These days, unfortunately, we hear and 
read much of intolerance, of condemnation 
of the fellow who is of another race, an- 
other color, another religion. 

What would constitute a great test of 
their right to be Americans? We'd say 
service in uniform; the willingness to fight 
and to die for the United States. 

And for such service the very greatest 
honor this country can bestow lies in win- 
ning the Congressional Medal of Honor, 
the nation's top llight, grade "A" award 
that comes only to bravest of the heroic 
Americans who rendered service above and 
beyond the call of duty. 

The foreign sounding names of the 
Americans listed above are called at random 
fiom a list of the winners of the CON- 

But Others Too 

And, of course, the list of Medals of 
Honor also includes such names as Smedley 

D, Butler, Douglas A. Munro and others. 

It includes the name of Ernest Childers, 
just to go to the other extreme of Ameri- 

Ernest Childers dates back to long before 
the Mayflower. When he won from this 
nation the Congressional Medal of Honor 
he also won a similar award from another 
nation of his. The Osage nation. Childers 
is a full blooded Osage Indian who was 
decorated with the Necklace of the Horses 
leeth, which goes only to the great war- 
riors among the Osages, something on a 
parity with the Medal of Honor. 1 hat 
recalls the experience of a draft board 
which, in the routine course of its duties, 
sent one of its "greeting" cards to a young 
buck on a nearby Indian Reservation. 

The next day a cloud of dust down the 
main stem signalled the approach, on horse- 
back, of the old chief, followed by a great 
number of young bucks, all in war paint. 

With a challenging gesture of disdain 
the old chief approached the desk of the 
draft chairman, tossed the card on the 
desk, stepped back, folded his arms, and 

"Since when is it necessary to draft a 
Sioux to fight for his country? 


"Congratulations on 'MARYLAND,' the 
Alumni Publication," writes Peter W. 
Chichester, '15, c.o. Dietrick & Gambrill, 
Inc., Frederick, Md. 

"This is a very fine publication," the 
letter goes on to say, "and reflects great 
credit on the University as well as the 
alumni. All of us, for many years, have 
realized that we needed a publication that 
would be in accord with the growth of the 
University and the alumni. Looks like this 
is it and I want to congratulate you and 
others responsible for the publication. In- 
closed find my check." 

(Editor's note — Thank you and we'll try- 
to make it better from issue to issue.) 

"I just received my copy of the new 
magazine, MARYLAND.'' writes Jos. Win. 
Kinghorne, "and I want to congratulate you 
and all who contributed toward producing 
a really fine publication." 

"I want to congratulate you," writes Abe 
J. Greene, Patcrson, N. J., newspaper pub- 
lisher, "on the fine job done on producing 
MARYLAND. It is a fine job and reflects 
a tremendous amount of intelligent effort." 


An important observation, which is still 
true, was when Lewis Cass, many years ago, 
said: "The schoolmaster is a more power- 
ful antagonist than the soldier, and the 
alphabet is a more efficient weapon than 
the bayonet." 


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The formal dedication of the Fire Serv- 
ice Extension Building at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland on September 28, 1946, 
suggested that a history of Volunteer Fire- 
men in Maryland might be of interest to 
the University's alumni and student body. 
Here it is. 

The year, 1892. The war with Spain was 
still six years away. Horse drawn vehicles 
moved at modest pace, often their wheels 
mired deep in mud. 

There were no aeroplanes, no radios, and 
no movies. Automobiles were in the inven- 
tive stage. The phonograph was still a 

t . Fire engines in the 

larger towns were op- 
erated by steam and 
drawn by horses. In 
smaller communities, 
fire protection, if 
available at all, was 
provided by hand op- 
erated pumpers, hose 
reels and an occasional 
ladder rig — all drawn 
on the run by puffing 
and panting volun- 

Rivalry between fire 
companies often was 
bitter. There still were 
Henry Marschalk instances when pitched 
battles were fought over which company 
would take water from the only hydrant 
within hose line range of a fire, or which 
company could draft from the nearest 
cieek, cistern or well. Rival firemen some- 
times began work on a burning building 
with an outward show of harmony. How- 
ever, in the blinding smoke it was easy 
enough for the stream of water from one 
crew to drench the men of another. That 
started it. The feuding was on. So was 
the fire! 

A la John L. 

Slashed hose was another problem. 
This threat was countered by assigning 
a goodly portion of active huskies to the 
post of "hose guard," a man to each sec- 
tion of hose. One can easily imagine these 
gentlemen, with fierce handle-bar mustaches 
or beards, standing defiantly a la John L. 

Firemen alone were not to blame for 

Background and history of a 
great humanitarian and 
fraternal organization . . . 

(By Jvenrg M.arAchalk 

Chairman, Historical and Archives Committee 

this state of affairs. In many cases their 
fellow townspeople had their favorites, had 
chosen sides, egged them on and, upon 
occasion, had joined them in battle! 

How such things could happen in an 
otherwise well ordered society is at first 
hard to comprehend. Maybe it was because 
fire fighting with hand operated pumpers 
was a man-killing job in itself. It was back- 
breaking. It was heart-breaking. Inefficient, 
even under the best of conditions, perhaps 
the very nature of the occasion, the fever 
pitch of excitement, the youthfulness and 
strength of the principals all combined to- 
ward explosive tenseness that needed little 
else to give it release. 

War Taught Lesson 

Fortunately, by 1892, such tragic foolish- 
ness was on the wane. It appears to have 
reached its peak about forty years earlier, 


Mr. J. Robert McSherry, First President of the 
Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Association. 

or just before the Civil War. A great lesson 
of the war, that strength lies in unity, must 
have been increasingly realized by firemen 
everywhere. Towns were installing water 
systems. Steam fire engines were in more 
general use. Efforts against a stubborn fire 
were becoming more successful. The long- 
suffering property owner was beginning to 
get a break. 

But a long, uphill road was yet to be 
travelled before volunteer fire departments 
were to reach that high state of efficiency 
of which they may well be proud today. 

Such was the general scene fifty-four 
years ago when far-sighted firemen of the 
historic Frederick area conceived a firemen's 
fraternal organization, statewide in scope. 
These men were members of the three fire 
companies of Frederick, The Independent 
Hose Company No. 1, The Junior Fire 
Company No. 2, and the United Fire Com- 
pany No. 3, and of the Guardian Hose 
Company of Mechanicstown (now Thur- 
mont). To formulate definite plans they 
selected a committee which met on Janu- 
ary 20, 1893, at Independent Hall. At that 
meeting, the following committee officers 
were elected: Chairman, J. Roger McSherry; 
Vice-Chairman, Judge Jas. McScherry, Ed- 
ward Koontz, Benjamin H. Blackston, and 
J F. D. Miller; Recording Secretary, Wil- 
liam M. Crimmins; Assistant Secretary, 
William R. Henshaw; Treasurer, H. R. 
Heck. The following men were appointed 
to draft a suitable constitution and by- 
lays: J. Roger McSherry, William M. Crim- 
mins, H. R. Heck, and J. F. D. Miller. 

Constitution Adopted 

The work of the latter group during the 
succeeding two months was tiresome but 
effective. On March 27th at Junior Hall, 
this committee made a report of its delib- 
erations to a joint meeting of all the fire 
companies represented on the committee. 
This report and the Constitution and By- 
Laws they had so carefully prepared were 
unanimously adopted. 

And there was born the Maryland State 
Firemen's Association. 

The committee was then instructed to 
communicate with fire companies and vet- 
el an's organizations throughout the state, 
soliciting their cooperation. The outcome 
of this move was the holding, at Frederick 
on June 7 and 8, 1893, of the first conven- 



Volunteer Firemen helped fight the bleie, which left blackened walls, gaunt chimneys and heaps of rubble. 



His Excellency, Governor Herbert R. O'Conor, of Maryland, inspects gallery type endstroke pumper vintage 
of 1755. This pumper is on display at the State House, Annapolis. 

tion and parade of the new organization. 
The Maryland State Firemen's Association 
now was a small but healthy and promising 

Twelve companies, including a veteran 
firemen's group from Baltimore, were the 
first to join. Beside the Baltimore veterans, 
and the three companies of Frederick, four 
were from Hagerstown, and one each was 
from Frostburg, Port Deposit, Union 
Bridge, and Westminster. 

When addressing the Association's first 
convention meeting, held the morning of 
June 7th, President McScherry said in part, 

' The volunteer firemen of our state 

have at last awakened to the necessity of 
a more thorough and complete organiza- 
tion, and understanding this necessity, have 
realized that to promote and increase their 
efficiency as firemen, to encourage a frater- 
nal feeling amongst one another and to 
secure sufficient protection for themselves 
a-v a class, such an organization is essential." 
These words summed up the purposes for 
which the Association was formed. They 
show the keen foresight of President Mc- 
Scherry. Maryland firemen recognize a debt 
of gratitude to this clear-thinking pioneer- 
ing leader — their Association's first presi- 
dent. They appreciate, too, the faithful 
work of his close associates who helped the 
new organization come into being. 

A Great Parade 

A feature of that first convention was the 
great parade and tournament which in- 
cluded units from the District of Columbia, 
Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Dela- 
ware, New Jersey and New York. Approxi- 
mately 5000 were in the line of march. 

In the tournament, the steam fire engine 
contest was won by the Columbia Steam 
Fire Engine Company No. 4 of Alexandria, 
Virginia which took eight minutes and ten 

seconds to get up seam and pump water. 

Veterans of Washington, D. C. and of 
Baltimore competed in a hand engine con- 
test. The Baltimore men won by throwing 
water a horizontal distance of 143 feet, nine 
inches as against 123 feet, two inches for 
the boys from the District. 

The hose race, which consisted of run- 
ning 200 yards to a hydrant with a loaded 

reel, making connection and laying out 150 
feet of hose was won by the First Hose 
Company, of Hagerstown, in 53i4 seconds. 
Not bad! 

A ladder raising contest was won by the 
Water Witch Hook and Ladder Company, 
of Annapolis, after a run of 200 yards 
with a time of 51 14 seconds, total. 

A drill of marching maneuvers was won 
by the Junior Steam Fire Engine Company, 
of Reading, Pennsylvania, when they scored 
100 points as against 91 for their nearest 
competitors, the Phoenix Steam Fire Com- 
pany No. 4, of Wilmington, Delaware. 

Maryland's first firemen's convention was 
a huge success. As required under the by- 
laws, it has been held during the month of 
June every year since then except in 1945. 
In that year it was postponed until after 
lifting of a wartime ban on conventions. 

Steady Growth 

Growth by company membership in the 
State Association was steady. By the turn 
of the century there were accredited dele- 
gates from twenty-nine fire companies — a 
growth to more than double the original 

In that year of 1900, the convention 
was held in Baltimore. Each year since 
the first the convention had been held in a 
different place, having gone from Frederick 
to Hagerstown, Frostburg, Cumberland, 
Annapolis, Salisbury and Westminster in 
that order. The practice of holding the 
convention in a different place each year 
has been the general rule ever since. Of 
course, some places have had the conven- 
tions as many as six times, with varied 
numbers of intervening years. 

A Baltimore paper reported concerning 
the great State Association parade held 
there in 1900 that the local crowds were 
very proud of the carefully polished engines 


Built in 1851 by the John Rogers Company, of Baltimore, Maryland, "Little Pet," endstroke, hand operated 
pumper, reported to the First Hose Company, Hagerstown, Maryland, and is still with the Hagerstown Company. 


their city department had entered in the 
line of march. No one realized then that 
four years later Baltimore was to suffer one 
of the great fires of history. Some of its 
handsome fire apparatus would have to be 
abandoned in the retreat before the dense 
smoke, stifling heat, rampaging flames and 
the falling walls. The loss when the last 
flame was quelled figured to many millions 
of dollars. Acres of business property were 
reduced to blackened portions of walls, 
gaunt chimneys and great heaps of rubble. 
It is generally known that aid was sent 
to the stricken city from the fire depart- 
ments of New York, Philadelphia, and 
Washington. It is not so well known, how- 
ever, that volunteer firemen and apparatus 
from as far distant as Annapolis, Maryland 
were a factor in bringing the great fire 
under control. 

Membership Increased 

Through succeeding years, the increase in 
member companies in the Association was 
steady. By 1905 the convention returned to 
Hagerstown. This time there were dele- 
gates registered from forty-one Maryland 
fire companies. Once more a great parade 
and various contests were features of the 
gathering. Of particular note is the com- 
ment of a contemporary reporter who was 
deeply impressed with the display of elec- 
tric lights both in and outside of many of 
the business buildings in Hagerstown. 

Return engagements were made to Balti- 
more in 1910, Lonaconing in 1915, Western- 
port in 1920 and a first visit to Ocean City 
in 1925. In these years the Association had 
doubled its membership — the accredited 
delegates now were from 82 companies. 

These yearly conventions have provided 
Maryland firemen with plenty of amuse- 
ment. Sometimes matters have gone almost 
too far, such as at the time of the Elkton 
convention in 1928 when the brothers re- 
versed the order of arrest and locked the 
sheriff in the town jail. High spirited fun? 
Surely, even though it was embarrassing to 
the lawl Conventioneers of other organi- 


Convention Parade of Volunteer Firemen. The building of United Fire Company, No. 3, shown at the left, still stands. 

zations have been known to do similar 
things, or worse. So have college boys. 

A typical prank of the convention, held 
in Frederick June 19th, 20th and 21st, 1946, 
was as follows. A small bonfire would be 
built in the street. An engine company, 
primed in advance, would clang up to the 
scene and then when a good sized crowd of 
spectators had gathered around closely, the 
small hose line from a water tank on the 
apparatus would somehow become unman- 
ageable enough to wet the onlookers. It is 
surprising how many townspeople were 
fooled in this manner. 

Just Clowning 

Another stunt which drew many laughs 
from pedestrians in Frederick was the gen- 
eral disruption of traffic. Firemen would 
stop cars both ways at intersections, then 
calmly polish motorists' headlights or radia- 
tor ornaments while horns registered a 
bedlam of impatient exasperation. 

It should be pointed out here that 
whereas these many conventions down 
through the years have been highlighted 
by parades, tournaments, contests, and 
pranks, each convention has had its serious 
business sessions. These sessions disposed 
of many matters which sooner or later were 
to have far-reaching effects on the Mary- 


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Independent Hose Company, No. I, Frederick, Maryland, issued the above pictured invitation to celebrate 
their 75th Anniversary. 

land fire service. Legislation was fostered to 
provide for fire inspections, standardize 
hose and hydrant threads, and to increase 
the monies available for injury claims and 
pensions. The organization of many new 
fire companies has been encouraged 
throughout the state until now there are 
well over 200 member companies in the 
State organization. These companies em- 
brace a membership of more than 20,000 

Of special interest to the University of 
Maryland was an event of the 1929 con- 
vention at Lonaconing. Toward the end of 
the last business session, on June 14th, 
Chief Jesse Fisher, of the Annapolis Fire 
Department suggested the establishment of 
a committee to explore the possibility of 
"Fire College" training for Maryland fire- 
men. Chief Fisher put the suggestion in 
the form of a motion. The motion was 
passed and Chief Fisher became chairman 
of the new "Special Fire College Commit- 
tee" appointed by President V. A. Simmel. 
This was an historic move. 

At College Park 

The foundation work of this committee 
was adequate to insure establishment in 
the following year of an "Annual Short 
Course for Firemen" at the University and 
resulted in the further establishment of the 
Fire extension Service of the University of 
Maryland. In succeeding years, the fine 
training available at College Park, and 
through the University's extension service 
elsewhere in the State, has proved of im- 
mense value to Maryland firemen and to 
property owners. 

The great fire training building which 
was dedicated September 28th, 1946, is an 
outgrowth of the fire college activity. It is 
outstanding in the nation. 

A rather recent development in the 
Maryland State Firemen's Association was 
the creation and encouragement of the His- 

torical and Archives Committee. This com- 
mittee has been charged with the duty of 
collecting and preserving records and ob- 
jects which have historical interest for 
Maryland firemen and the public at large. 
It already has discovered and acquired some 
valuable hand operated pumpers, one of 
which is 92 years old. It is planned that 
some day these and other historic relics 
will be suitably enshrined in a permanent 
museum building. The building will be a 
memorial to the many brave firemen who 
have served their country in peace as well 
as in war. 

Orea'i Progress 

Progress toward present day fire-fighting 
standards in Maryland has made great 
strides since the days of battling rivals. A 
modern fire company, when struggling with 
a fire that taxes its best efforts, is grateful 
for aid from other fire fighters. Those who 
lend a helping hand are proud to be of 
service. What competitive spirit exists is 
devoted to excelling in efficient techniques 
— to doing the best possible job of ex- 
tinguishment, with minimum damage by 

The trained efficiency of today's firefight- 
ers, their feeling of brotherhood one toward 
another, and their assurance of financial 
aid for themselves and their families in 
event of misfortune while on duty — all em- 
phasize the same value of their state or- 
ganization, The Maryland State Firemen's 

The President of the Association, Mr. W. 
Bartgis Storm, of Frederick, expressed the 
Association's appreciation and gratitude to 
the State and the University as follows, 


This engine, built by Clapp and Jones, Hudson, N. Y., was exhibited at the Philadelphia International Expo- 
sition in 1876, where it assisted in securing tor the makers the award in the class ot piston steam fire engines. 

The engine was purchased in 1878 by the United Fire Engine Company, No. 3, ot Frederick, Maryland, where 
it was used continuously to 1912. The engine has been the source of great pride to the members of the United 
Company and the citizens of Frederick, to all of whom it is affectionately known as the ' ' Li'y of the Swamp." 

Now in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C, as a gift from United Steam Fire Engine Company 
of Frederick, Maryland. 



President, Maryland State Firemen's Association 

"As President of the Maryland State Fire- 
men's Association it gives me great pleas- 
ure to extend the cordial greetings of the 
\ssociation and to congratulate the firemen 
of Maryland upon having for their benefit 
the use of the Fire Service Extension Build- 
ing at the University of Maryland. 

"I extend the thanks and appreciation 
of the firemen of Maryland to the men of 
broad vision who made this project possible. 

"Let us look upon the Fire Service Ex- 
tension Building as a monument to the 
leadership of Maryland in protecting the 
lives and property of its citizens. 

"Generations to come will reap the bene- 
fits of the far sighted policy that made the 
Fire Service Building a reality." 


Phi Beta Kappa, a Greek letter college 


Side stroke piano type pumper built by L. Button & Co., Waterford, N. Y., in IC54. 

society, was founded in December. 1770, at 
William and Mary college, Williamsburg, 
Va. It is the oldest organization of this 
class in educational institutions in the 
United States. In 1941 the membership of 
this society numbered 80,000. 


Dean Adele Stamp gave a tea for wives 
of faculty members and faculty women. 

The purpose of the tea was to furnish an 
opportunity for faculty wives and women 


Gathering of Maryland Volunteer Firemen 
at their Golden Jubilee Convention in Frederick, Maryland, June 19, 1946. 


faculty members to become better ac- 


An international subcommittee of the 
United Nations Food and Agricultural Or- 
ganization, working on the problem of co- 
ordinating world food supplies, visited the 
University of Maryland and loured a half 
dozen Montgomery county farms recently. 

Sir John Orr, of Great Britain, was 
chairman of the nineteen-nation panel. Its 
members, together with aides and represen- 
tatives of various agricultural organizations, 
made up a parly of a hundred for the tour. 

After greetings by Dr. H. C. Byrd, presi- 
dent, the places visited included the dairy 
barn, artificial breeding laboratories, live- 
stock barns and the university farm. 

In order to see a model beef operation, 
the group went to ihe three-generation 
farm at Olney. Md., of T. A. liarnsley, 
Montgomery county AAA chairman. 

Dairy operations were inspected at the 
farms of Allie Mcssei , near Gaithersburg, 
and Edwin C. Fry, near Laytonsville. 

A new erosion-control project was the 
main interest at the farm of Drew Pearson, 
near the Potomac. A farm pond project 
on the farm of W. ('.. Hanson, near Gaith- 
ersburg, was also on the tour. 


Mrs. Helen Beyerle Habich, B.S., in 
Home Economics, 1927, is now teaching in 
the Mt. Holly Junior School, Mt. Holly, 
New Jersey. Her address is 495 High Street, 
Mt. Holly, New Jersey. 


A blanket of Snow covers the University's campus. 


In 1920, by Act of the Legislature of the 
State of Maryland, the present University 
of Maryland was established by the merg- 
ing of the Maryland State College, College 
Park, and the University of Maryland at 
Ba'timore, forming the strong institution 
*>ov known as the University of Maryland. 

In 1807 the College of Medicine of Mary- 
land, Baltimore, fifth oldest in the country, 
and the progenitor of the University of 
Maryland, was organized. Its beginning 
marked not only a great step in the history 
of the State, but also one well in keeping 
with the vast progress of the nation in edu- 
cation. The first class graduated in 1810. 
The Baltimore Infirmary (now the Univer- 
sity Hospital) and the School of Law, 
fourth in the United States were built in 
1823. The Department of Dentistry was 
added in 1882, and the School of Nursing 
in 1889. 

In 1904, the Maryland College of Phar- 
macy (1841), third in the United States, 
was merged with the University of Mary- 
land in 1923, the Baltimore College of Den- 
tal Surgery (1840 — the oldest dental school 
in the world) was amalgamated with the 
School of Dentistry, University of Mary- 

The year witnessed the chartering of the 
Maryland Agriculture College here at Col- 
lege Park, second agricultural college in the 
Western Hemisphere, and the first College 
building was completed in 1859 on the 
farm purchased for that purpose from 
Charles B. Calvert. The same year college 
work was organized and begun. 

In 1862 the Congress of United States 
passed the Land Grant Act. This Act 
granted each State and Territory that 
should claim its benefits a proportionate 
amount of the unclaimed western lands, in 
place of script, the proceeds from the sale 
of which should apply under certain condi- 
tions to the "Endowment, support, and 
maintenance of at least one college where 
the leading object shall be, without exclud- 
ing other scientific and classical studies, and 
including military tactics, to teach such 
branches of learning as are related to agri- 
culture and the mechanic arts, in such a 
manner as the Legislatures of the States 
may respectively perscribe, in order to pro- 
mote liberal and practical education of the 
industrial classes in the several pursuits 
and professions of line." This grant was 
accepted by the General Assembly of Mary- 
land, and the Maryland Agriculture Col- 
lege was named as the beneficiary of this 
grant. Thus the College became, at least 
in part, a State institution. 

The private stockholders in the institu- 
tion generously surrendered their holdings 
to the State in 1914, and the State finally 
came into the full legal ownership of the 
entire College plant. In 1916 a new Char- 
ter was granted by the General Assembly 
and the name was changed from the Mary- 
land Agriculture College to the Maryland 
State College of Agriculture. 


Although organized in December 1945, 
reports at the recent annual meeting held 
at the University of Maryland, College 


Park, showed that the Maryland Artificial 
Breeding Cooperative now has 800 mem- 
bers and 12,000 cows included in its opera- 

In welcoming the dairymen to the meet- 
ing, Dr. T. B. Symons, Dean and Director 
of the Extension Service, termed the move- 
ment one of the most important from the 
standpoint of efficiency, especially of the 
dairymen with smaller herds. He predicted 
that efficiency of operation will determine 
in coming years the ability to stay in 
business as the present high prices will not 
continue indefinitely. 

The present membership of the artifi- 
cial breeding association is distributed 
among nine Maryland counties. Baltimore 
county has 105 members, CaTroll 92, Fred- 
erick 82, Harford 88, Howard 78, Montgom- 
ery 70, Queen Anne 77, Talbot 101, and 
Washington 85. 

The Guernsey breed leads in number of 
cows entered for artificial breeding with 
5,421 followed closely by Holsteins with 
5,115. Ayrshires have 1,051 and Jerseys 707. 

Members elected to the board of direc- 
tors to represent the several counties were 
Baltimore, J. Frank Lupo; Carroll, R. L. 
Royer; Frederick, Walter J. Hahn and 
Howard U. Quinn; Harford, Dr. Herbert 
H. Hoopes; Howard, William F. Powel; 
Montgomery, Basil Mobley and Edwin D. 
Fry; Queen Anne, L. A. Andrus; Talbot, 
Percy J. Shortall; Washington, Dr. Thomas 
B. Powell. 

Members representing the breeds of dairy 
cattle are: Ayrshire, Scott W. Swarts; 
Guernsey, J. Herbert Snyder; Holstein, J. 
Homer Remsberg; Jersey, John Stiles. 

A MARYLAND alumnus, a member of 
the Rolling Road Country Club, was 
a dyed-in-the-wool, all-American, wired for 
sound, in technicolor and in spades yet, 
golfer. (Hoof and mouth disease. Hoof all 
day and mouth about it all night). So he 
spent his Sundays on the links and never 
went to church and when he died he didn't 
report "up there." He checked in down 
stairs. At the gate old Mephistopheles met 
him with a satanic grin and handed him 
a wrought leather golf bag containing all 
the best made clubs in the world, his ini- 
tials in metallic letters on the bag. 

"Is this for me?", asked the golfer, "I'm 
not supposed to go to heaven?" 

"You're not in heaven," replied the Evil 
One, "We've been expecting you for years. 
That isn't all. Here's your caddy. He knows 
all the answers to all the golf questions for 
generations." A smiling little imp appeared 
and took the bag. 

"Now," said McPhisto, "take a look at 

that course out there. 

See those long, well- 
kept fairways. Note 

the sand traps and 

water hazards. S t. 

Andrews in Scotland 

never had a course 

like this." 

"Great," ejaculated 

the golfer, "and 

you're sure this is 

not heaven?" 

"It's not heaven," 

insisted Satan. 

"Boy," said the 

golfer, "this is going 

to be great. Where 

are the balls?" 
"T h a t," replied 

Satan with his most 

sardonic laughter, "is 

the hell of it." 

polishing golden gates and golden stairs. 
How come you fel.ows have no work to 

"We have plenty of work to do," was 
the reply, "but we knock off by noon. 
You see, we're not as short handed as you 
people are." 

"Sure we met before. Remember, in 
London, when you wuz in the Army, that 
hotel episode." 

"I wus in London alright but 1 never 
sloppt at no Hotel Episode." 

It was Easter Sunday morning in Brook- 
lyn. Delightful day. Warm. Snow melt- 
ing on the ground. Old Mr. Binney had 
just attended services up on "the heights" 
where Brooklyn clings to the past that 
was Brooklyn in days of yore. Mr. 
Binny decided he'd take a stroll. In top 
hat, cane and cutaway coat he strolled 
too far away from "the heights." He 


strolled past the Navy Y. M. C. A. hard 
by the Navy yard gate. A group of U. S. 
tars were seated, birdlike, on the rail be- 
fore the "Y", getting a bit of Old Sol. 
As Mr. Binny went by suddenly, direct 
hit, his hat rolled in the gutter, smacked 
off by an accurately tossed snow ball. 
Mustering full dignity Mr. Binny re- 
trieved the hat, strolled back to the line 
of gobs all in a row of innocence. 

"Young man," asked Mr. Binney, ad- 
dressing one of the salts, "what is the 
name of this institution?" 

Replied the gob, "It is the Young 
Men's Christian Association." 

Retorted Mr. Binney, "It's a heluva 
success, isn't it?" 

Little Billy Arthur, the short 
order guy from Jacksonville, 
N. C. via Chapel Hill, tells us 
about the fellow who went to 
heaven and was put to work 
by St. Pete, shining the golden 
gates. All day long, 8 am to 
5 pm, he polished the gates. 
He got tired of it and asked 
St. Pete for a change. He was 
assigned to polishing the gold- 
en stairs. After a month of 
that he asked for leave. It was 

He took the elevator and 
went down to visit the other 
place to find it crowded with 
guys playing cards, smoking 
cigars, drinking highballs, 
necking, at 3 p.m. 

"How come?" he asked. "Up 
where I am I work all day 

The circus went broke. The management 
paid off alphabetically. By the time they 
got down to the Mighty Miltons the avail- 
able moolah was gone. A year later the 
circus owner, ready to try again, had a 
call from a forlorn 

"The old call of 
the tanbark, eh?" he 
ejaculated, "back for 
another year, good 
old Zeno, the clown." 
"Yes." replied the 
guv. "only this year 
I'm Ajax, the Strong 

Which recalls the 
time Tom Sharkey 
supervised an alpha- 
betical pay line and 
nailed a hapless kid 
with, "Wotsyer- 
name?" "Phil.ips," 
replied the kid. 
"Phi lips, is it?" 
roared Sharkey, 
"wot are y' doin' 

away back here. Git up among 

the F's." 

One of our Maryland girls 
writes, "When love comes into 
one's life how can one tell if it 
is the real article or just a sul 
try emotion engendered by some 
fortuitous propinquity?" (So 
there. We think it would be 
much better for the children of 
America if the parents were re- 
quired to eat the spinach). 

"O how I miss you tonight," 
sighed the irate wife as she 
raised her pistol and fired at 
her husband for the fourth 


"Now will all the gallant ex-GI'i in the 
class bring their thoughts back to the 
class room and away from distant atolls." 


An ex-salt on our campus al- 
ways had a lot of trouble in the 


She: "Do you believe two can live as cheaply 
as one?" 

He' "Sure, won't we both eat in the Dining 

Navy with pinning that "sir" onto the end 
of every sentence. So he had this experi- 
ence: — 

Ensign: — "Did you swab the deck?" 

Our boy: — "No." 

Ensign: — "No what?" 

Our feller: — "No swab the deck." 

Porter: "This train goes to Buffalo and 
points east." 

Ken Malone: "I want a train that 
points North and goes to Joisey." 

In days of old when knights were bold 
kings used to keep fools. Now the knights 
are not so bold and the fools keep kings. 

A report from the Treasury Depart- 
ment says that there is a great demand 
for $1 bills. There has been ever since 
we can remember. 

Friendship is a real ship. Sometimes it 
founders on the rocks of deception. And it 
usually leaves a wreck. 

A lad from down La Plata way visited 
New York and, in Greenwich village, 
asked a waiter, "Are we now in Green- 
wich village?" pronouncing it exactly as 
it is spelled. The waiter replied, "Yeh, 
Elmer, but we pronounce it 'Grennitch'." 
"In that case," countered the lad from 
La Plata, "bring me a hem sennitch." 

Like their ancestors of colonial days, 
modern Maryland girls enjoy the spinning 
wheel, only now they like four of them 
and a spare. 

"While I was a wave in the Navy," 
said she, "I was only a seaman second, 
but I was a lady first." 

The professor rapped on his desk and 

"Gentlemen, order!" 

The entire class yelled "Beer." 

"Chickens, suh," said the Riverdale 
Rufus, "is de usefullest animal dere is. 
You c'n eat dem fo' dey is bo'n and after 
dey's daid." 

Men's umbrella handles are curved. 
Ladies umbrella handles are straight so 
they won't be left hanging on some bar. 

Remember the wartime cigarete short- 
age when you placed a butt in the ma- 
chine and money came out? 

During prohibition two Milwaukee 
squareheads who knew all about how to 
make home brew beer but knew nothing 
about hard liquor, were playing pinochle. 
1 hey ran out of beer and sent to the neigh- 
borhood bootlegger for some hard stuff. It 
hit them hard and they became muzzy. 
Mumbled one to the other, "Choolius, are 
you trinken dot shtuff for vhitzky? I'm 
trinken it for brendy!" 

Waiter: — "Why are you not eating 
your fish?" 

Kampus Kutup: — "Long time no sea." 

New Neighbor, "Little boy, I need a loaf 
of bread; do you suppose you could go for 

Little Boy, "No, but I heard pop sav 
he could." 

Campus Father (looking at triplets the 
nurse has just brought out): "We'll take 
the one in the middle." 

Some fellows tell their girls, before they 
marry 'em, that they are "well off." They 
are. But they don't know it — then. 

When you are climbing the hill to 
success it is tough to meet a real friend 
coming down. 

Sign in a restaurant: Sally Rand Sand- 
ivich — Chicken with very little dressing. 


"Just the same, if old Chris Columbus were 
alive today he would be rated as a remarkable 


"He sure would, he'd be five hundred years 

Sandy McPherson awoke to find his wife 
stone cold dead. Frantic he rushed to the 
head of the stairs and yelled down to his 
daughter. "Jeanie, cook only one egg!" 

Dope: "That freshman class at Mary- 
land added five years to my age." 

Hope: "How long were you in it?" 

Dope: "Five years." 

Hope: "Well, you got to know your 
professors very well." 

Dope: "Yep, we grew old together." 

Kenilworth Kate: "I want something to 
wear around the dormitory." 

Guy in Dietz: "How large is your dor- 

If gents could read 
What coeds thought, 
There'd be more dating 
Than there ought. 

Salty: The secret of success is pluck — 
all you need is pluck! 

Sweetie: Yes, but nowadays it's hard to 
find anyone to pluck! 

Student to Dean, "Please, sir, I'd like 
the next week off if it's convenient. My 
girl's going on her honeymoon and I'd like 
to go with her." 






UNIVKRSl IV of Maryland has listed 23 
basketball games for a campaign that 
opens in a game with West Virginia at Mor- 
gantown on December 14. Eleven of the 

games will be played at home. The final 
dash is against Pennsylvania at Philadel- 
phia on March 12. 

The Old Liners, if they qualify, again 
will take part in the .Southern Conference 
Tourney that opens at Raleigh, N. C. on 
March 6 to run the usual three days. 

Maryland has 13 games with loop rivals, 
including North Carolina, Duke and George 
Washington which doubtless will be title 
contenders. Georgetown is carded as are 
both Army and Navy. 

Coach H. Burton Shipley, beginning his 
23rd year as mentor of the Terps, will 
build his team around veterans of last 
season, notably Bill Brown, Johnny Ed- 
wards, Bob Keenc, Vic Turyn and Bil" 
Poling. He also has Don Schucrholz, classy 
guard, who played for him prior to the 
war. Tommy Mont, who like Turyn and 
Poling, played football, may play. Mont 
was the second highest scorer on a fine 
1942 quint. 

Shipley will not have the services of 
I inyn, Poling and Mont for the three 
December games but hopes to have them 
for the long series of tilts that starts Janu- 
ary 3. The Schedule: — 

•Dec. 14— At West Virginia. 
Dec. 17 — Western Maryland. 
18 — Johns Hopkins. 
3 — -At Quantico. 
4 — At North Carolina. 
8 — Richmond. 
10 — George Washington. 
16 — At Washington and Lee. 
17— At Virginia Tech. 
18— At V.M.I. 
22— At Navy. 
24 — North Carolina. 
Jan. 31 — Washington and Lee. 
Feb. 4 — Georgetown. 
*Feb. 10 — At George Washington. 
*Feb. 15 — At Richmond. 
Feb. 20 — Virginia Tech. 
Feb. 21— Duke. 
*Feb. 22— At Kings Point. 
♦Feb. 24 — At Army. 
Feb. 25— The Citadel. 
Feb. 28— V.M.I. 
*Mar. 6 — Southern Conference 

at Raleigh. 
•Mar. 12 — At Pennsylvania. 






Jumbo Jim Meade, great Maryland football 
luminary of pre-war years, who is doing a grand 
job in physical education for youngsters in Havre 
de Grace. 

♦Asterisks indicate games away from Col- 
lege Park. 


At Baltimore Municipal Stadium before 
a disappointingly small crowd Maryland's 
Terrapins took the measure of Washington 
and Lee's griddcrs, 24 to 7. 

The game reached a new high for penal- 
ties with Maryland the angora for 110 
yards in 00 minutes of play. The officials 
were handing 'em out faster than Carter 
turns out liver pills. One penalty that set 
the Terps back what looked like from 
Salisbury to Westeinport came when a W&L 
lad bopped Vic Turyn in the face. Easy 
going, good natured Vic retaliated with a 
wallop that had the boxing coaches asking, 
•What's his weight?" The officials only 
( aught the last "round'' and Vic caught the 
bench with his hand over the cchymosis the 
W&L fellow had hung there as Exhibit "A." 

The Terps showed a snappy display of 
the 1 formation, the Generals using the 
same st\le. A pass, Turyn to Masscy, scored 
(i for Maryland in the first quarter. The 
second one came in the second frame when 
Tommy Mont hit LaRoy Morter with a 
perfect strike. 

Between halves the Generals mapped 
i heir plans and planned their maps. They 
came out full of wim, wigor and witality 
and for a while it looked as though Mary- 
land might take another dose of quinine. 



Still banging them out for the New York 
Yankees, starring at bat and in the outer garden 
and setting a terrific pace in the annual National 
League versus American League game, is Charley 
Keller, of Middletown, Md., a baseball product 
of the University of Maryland, B.S. Agriculture, '38. 

After W&L had blocked Mont's kick, 
Working tossed a touchdown pass to Bell. 
The kick was good and W&L had 7 points 
to Maryland's 12. 

Again the Generals moved down the field. 
Penalties, long passes and long runs soon 
had the Terps with their backs to the goal 
line. Harrington, for W&L heaved a beauty 
to Bell. It looked like it would ring that 
Bell for another touchdown but Tommy 
Mont came from nowhere around behind 
Bell on a dead run, grabbed that thing 
and, with only one block needed to make 
it all coppasetti went the full length of the 
field for a touchdown. 

Another score came in the fourth quarter 
when Mont kept on feeding the ball to 
Lucian Gambino, who played a wonderful 
game all after noon. Gambino tore off the 
yardage with every try and on the final one 
went over for a touchdown. 

None of the Terrapins' attempts to con- 
vert were good. It was one of those rough 
and tumble games in which anything was 
liable to happen and did. The crowd that 
stayed away in droves and seasoned the vast 
stadium with deafening bursts of silence 
missed a whale of a fine ball game. Mary- 
land had to be the better club by far to 
achieve their victory. 

Maryland's superiority was shown in the 
statistics, 12 Maryland first downs to 5, 352 
yards gained to 165. 10 out of 13 passes 
completed against 9 out of 21 for the Gen- 
erals and don't forget those penalties. 


Twelve girl students from Maryland Uni- 
versity staged an archery exhibition as an 
added attraction to a prize turkey shoot at 
Lanham. About 200 spectators attended. 


Before 17,000 shivering fans in zero 
weather at East Lansing, Michigan, Mary- 
land lost to Michigan State, 26-14. 

Michigan rolled 87 and 85 yards in two 
tremendous scoring drives and took ad- 
vantage of Maryland fumbles for two scor- 
ing bursts inside the Maryland 25-yard line. 

While the two fumbles by Tommy Mont 
and Bill Poling were disastrous to the 
Maryland cause, these two also starred for 
Maryland, as did Leroy Morter. 

Mont was good offensively, with the aid 
of Morter's smart pass receiving. Trailing, 
14-0. midway in the second period, Mont 
floated a pass toward Morter which was de- 
flected into his hands by Russ Reader of 
the Spartans. From the Michigan State 29, 
Mont dropped far back and pitched a per- 
fect aerial crossfield to Morter, who took 
the ball on the 2 and stepped over for the 
score. Mont added the points from place- 
ment after both touchdowns. 

Coach Shaughnessy stuck to Vic Turyn 
as his quarterback in the first and third 
periods and through part of the fourth, but 
with Mont back in there late in the game, 
Maryland scored again, with Mont's two 
first-down sneaks setting it up. 

Three times Red Poling saved Maryland 
from losing the ball deep in its own terri- 
tory. On the fourth down and back in punt 
formation, he grabbed three high passes 
from center and managed to get the punts 
away for 40-yard averages. 


Dr. H. C. Byrd. University of Maryland 
president, was the principal guest at a 
dinner honoring the Temple University 
football team in Philadelphia. 

Dr. Byrd addressed the Quarterback 
Club, a Temple alumni group, which 
awarded trophies to the outstanding back 
and lineman of this year's Temple squad. 


"Might as well have stayed in the Navy. Mid- 
watches right on a college campus." 


Salty: "In the old days did the knights really 
fight with battle axes?" 

Sweetie: "Some of the married ones did." 


Dr. Carl P. Schott, Dean of the School of 
Physical Education and Athletics, Pennsyl- 
vania State College, Chairman of the Na- 
tional Collegiate Athletic Association's 
Boxing Rules Committee, announced 
changes upward in the bantam and feather- 
weight divisions of college boxing, effective 

The new bantamweight limit moves up 
to 125 pounds. The featherweight limit 
will hereafter be 130 pounds. 

"This change was made," said Dr. Schott, 
because there were not enough available 
boys who could make the lower weights and 
those that did subjected themselves to too 
much dehydration." 

College boxing long ago abandoned the 
112 pound flyweight class due to lack of 
these little fellows. The bantam weight 
division in college boxing previously moved 
up from 118 to 120. While the feather- 
weight division moved from 126 to 127. 

Recommendations have been made by 
some college boxing authorities to institute 
an additional 150 pound class. War De- 
partment, Public Health and Collegiate 
statistics prove that the greatest number of 
young Americans are in the 140-149 pound 

It has also been recommended that a 
class between 175 and the true 200 pound 
heavyweights be established to bring about 
weight equality in contests between heavier 

The collegiate boxing weights now are 
125, 130, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175 and heavy- 


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Lsft to right, top to bottom, Coach Heinie Miller, Shegogue, Mause, Manager Lundell, Eagan, Egnell, Walton, Pearson, Yates, Manager Steiner, Red Dorr, 
Manager Goldberg, Assistant Coach Lyman McAboy, Alperstein, Nedomatsky, Gormley, Jacques, Males, Lombardo, Birmingham. 

REPRINTED lure is the hopes that it will 
inspire current Maryland athletes, is 
the picture of Maryland's first Southern 
Conference Boxing Championship team. 

Alumni of circa 1937 like to recall this 
group of knuckle dusters as " 1 he Dream 
Team." It was no dream team. Just a 
group of willing, able, intelligent students 
who had, for the first time in Maryland 
ring history, mastered the art of on balance 
counter punching. These kids could belt, 
but intelligently'. 

Opened Fast 

They opened the season against Western 
Maryland and won. 6 to 2. That was the 
night that Tony Orten7i, Eastern Inter- 
collegiate Champion and a great athlete 
fiom Western Maryland, was sent in against 
Lancelot Jacques, the last guy on the cam- 
pus you'd take for a boxer. This was at 
175. Ortcnzi moved in, weaving and bob- 
bing a la Dempsey. I he first left hook 
he let drive was a bit too wide. Jacques 
blocked it. stepped inside and crashed home 
with a short right cross. Ortenzi's green 
and gold panties sat in the resin. 

Similarly Bob Walton, in his first year, 
faced Mom Caplin, Virginia's 165 pound 
champion and a mighty good boy. For 

two and tlTce-qnarter rounds Mortv was 
away ahead <>n points. But Bob was a 
counter puncher and kept tr\ing. Jusi 
when it looked like a sure decision for the 
Cavalier Morty made the mistake of hook- 
ing too widely. Walton moved inside, 
nailed him and, as Morty wobbled on the 
ropes, helpless, Virginia tossed in the towel. 
In his first year on the team Walton had 
learned to counterpunch correctly. That 
carries a lot of authority. 

With the exception of the opening meet 
of the season Maryland had no heavyweight. 
The crucial part of the season, saw them 
in there with a seven-man team, one down 
before the bell ever rang. It was no dream 
team, believe us. 

The team's little fellow was Eddie Shego- 
gue, a pretty good fighter, too light and 
fiail for tough competition. But it took 
good men to beat him and he won twice as 
often as he lost. 

The 127-pound bracket was held down 
by Tom Birmingham, for three years 
theretofore a powder puff hitter. He too 
learned to block or duck and move in with 
his weight wl: n ihc other fellow's weight 
WAS COMI'C TOWARD h'm! lint's 
counterpunch ing. When Birmingham flat- 
tened his first opponent in 1937 he thought 


some bleacher ally had pitched a ketchup 
bottle. Tom couldn't believe he did that. 
But he scored eight more kayoes that sea- 
son to make it a total of nine. He was 
rather a great right hand puncher and a 
top rung boxer. No one beat him until 
Callie Eckstrom, of South Dakota, edged 
him out with a split decision in the na- 
tionals at Sacramento. C'.al. Eckstrom won 
the national title that year and his win 
over Birmingham could have gone either 
way. It was THAT close. 

A Great Boxer 

The 135-pounder was Benny Alperstein. 
still recalled by many coaches as the ideal 
collegiate ringman. Benny lost one close 
bout in 1937, in the Southern Conference 
Tournament, to Jack Kneipp. of Duke. But 
he won all the rest and went on to the 
Nationals at Sacramento to bring home 
Maryland's first national ring title. His 
toughest opponent, an overwhelming favor- 
ite, was a theretofore unbeaten Washington 
State lad named Bobby Bennett. A very 
good fighter, Bennett made the fatal mis- 
take of trving to measure off a southpaw, 
Alperstein. with a left hook. Benny side- 
stepped the punch, nailed Bennett with a 
smashng right to the body and a convinc- 
ing left hook on the chin. Bennett went 


"What seems to be wrong, Snorky?" 
"Well, I'm sittin' there on my own stool on 
my own campus at my own University, in my own 
gym, minding my own business, when some so and 
so rang a bell.'' 

down, barely beat the count, and was sugar 
for the bird from then on in. 

Recall Ivan Nedomatsky, the "Truculent 
Terp," the "Terrible Terp," "Ivan the 
Terrible," "The Patent Leather Kid." 
That's what the newsmen named this grade 
A hooker. Three times he won Southern 
Conference titles. He dropped them where 
they stood. Ivan's chief stock in trade was 
a double left hook, the old "inverted 3," a 
smash to the body, looped over to the chin. 
In the Conference finals Duke tossed in a 
great fighter, Danny Farrar, a southpaw. 
It was a horrendous melee. Farrar got to 
our boy Nedo right smartly. But then he 
missed a left hook and, to miss with Nedo, 
was shadow boxing with the door knob 
on the infirmary. A smashing right crashed 
against Farrar's chin, the double left hook 
belted him in the short ribs and looped 
over to the chin. Danny stood on his head, 
barely beat the count and took a bad 
shellacing from there on home. 

At 155 Maryland had a grand journey- 
man boxer and a great "team player" in 
Mike Lombardo. Mike won no titles but 
it took champions to nose him out by very 
close decisions. Some of them entirely too 
close if you get what we mean! 

At 165 Maryland had Alexander Males. 
Good old Aleck, in his first year, was also 
a team man. When in the Southern Con- 
ference Tournament, Maryland had no 
heavy, Aleck fattened up to 176 and went 
on in there. He won in the semi-finals. 
That was three points and Maryland nosed 
out the powerful Duke squad by only three 

Remember Gormley? 

At 175, in the Conference Tournament. 
Maryland had game Johnny Gormley, a 
great team player and all around athlete. 
Johnny won in the semi-finals on sheer 
guts and a broken left hand. He pitched 
the injured maulie, gritting his teeth to 
mask the pain. The win gave us three 
points. It was either Johnny's three points 
or Males' three that came hard and Mary- 
land won by only three. 

Over the season it was Western Mary- 
land, 6 to 2; Richmond, 8 to 0; and four 
more bouts that did not count to make it 
12 wins to 0; North Carolina, 5 to 3; 
V.M.I. , 7 to 1; Virginia, 5 to 3 (Maryland 
scored five straight kayoes that night in 
Charlottesville); Rutgers, 514 to 2i/ 2 '< Catho- 

lic University, always tough, but spotted 
one bout by forfeit and with one extremely 
close decision got away with a 4 to 4 draw. 

It was no dream team, but any boxing 
coach in the country would like to have 
'em. We mean any time. 

In the Southern Conference Tournament, 
held at College Park, Maryland topped 
teams from Duke, North Carolina. North 
Carolina State, South Carolina, Clemson, 
Citadel and Virginia Tech. 

1937 was Heinie Miller's first year as 
Coach at Maryland. On balance counter 
punching was something new in college 
boxing. Attention to instructions can do 
the trick again. Miller insists, 'There is no 
secret to correct hitting. It wins bouts. 
Anybody can learn to hit convincingly — 
anvbody." Bob Walton, Tom Birmingham. 
Benny Alperstein, Lanny Jacques would 


The 21 to 17 loss sustained by Maryland 
to South Carolina on Homecoming Day 
was a tough one to lose. Maryland had 
that one bound, roped, tied, sealed and 
delivered and on the buckboard for Col- 
lege Park. But you can't take it away from 
Carolina either, a team that in the dying 
minutes of play, gambled the ball on a long 
pass that picked up the marbles. The pay- 
off comes only on the score board but just 
the same it was a real heart breaker. The 
win put South Carolina on top in the 
Southern Conference with four wins and 
no conference losses and one loss only to 

It was in the final 10 seconds of the 
contest that South Carolina wrung victory 
fiom the afternoon, but only after Mary- 
land had staged a gallant comeback to 
overcome a 14-0 lead the Gamecocks carried 
into the third period. The Gamecocks did 
it on the pitching of Harold Hagan and 
the catching of Whitey Jones, who on three 
plays in the fading seconds of the game 
moved the Gamecocks 61 yards to paydirt. 

Risking everything on a fourth down pass 
with 18 yards to go for first down, Quarter- 
back Hagan whipped a pass to Halfback 
Jones that clicked for 31 yards to the Terp 
30 and led to disaster for Maryland. Two 
plays later Hagan lofted another pass to 
Jones who took the ball on the Terps' 2 
and fell over the goal line. That ended the 

Fourteen-point favorites, the Gamecocks 
amassed a 14-0 lead in the first half, didn't 
permit Maryland to penetrate their terri- 
tory and seemed headed for an easy 
triumph. The game was only a few min- 
utes old when Carolina shook loose around 
left end on a reverse and went 69 yards to 
Maryland's 1, and on the next play rammed 
over to score. 

South Carolina's second touchdown came 
as an intercepted pass in the second period. 
Three plays later a faked pass around left 
end put the oval on Maryland's 2. Three 
line plunges put it over. Both conversions 
were good. 

Maryland displayed a complete form re- 
versal in the third period. 

Bob Crosland recovered Earl Dunham's 
fumble for Maryland on South Carolina's 
13. Turyn unleashed an 11 -yard pass to 
End LaRoy Morter, then smashed within 
inches of Carolina's goal on a quarterback 


sneak. Burly Harry Bonk, who played 
brilliant football all afternoon, drove over 
left griard to score and Tommy Mont con- 
verted, slicing the Gamecocks' advantage to 

A few moments later Maryland clicked 
on a 48-yard pass play, with Turyn tossing 
to Morter, who took the ball in stride over 
his shoulder on the 20 and romped over. 
Again Mont converted to lock the score. 

Tommy Mont apparently was headed for 
a hero's role when he intercepted a Hagan 
toss late in the third period, for Marvland 
followed through by moving 40 yards to 
South Ca rolina's 20 as the period ended. 

On the first play of the fourth period 
Mont pumped a field goal through the up- 
rights from 20 yards out, from a difficult 
angle, to present Maryland a 17-14 lead. 

Poling, who punted out of bounds inside 
South Carolina's 1, and Mont, who booted 
another outside on the Gamecocks' 9, hand- 
cuffed S. C. until the Gamecocks wrested 
the game from Maryland's grasp with those 
two long passes. 

End Pat McCarthy, 180-pound product of 
St. John's College, was a Maryland defen- 
sive standout, spending a large portion 
of the afternoon in South Carolina's back- 


The 1946 football curtain came down on 
Maryland's disappointing football season 
when the North Carolina State Wolfpack 
used all it had to trim the Terps, 28 to 7 at 
Raleigh. Turner made three of State's 
touchdowns and Richkus the other. Turner 
was the whole show. 

The thrill of the game came when Ver- 
non Seibert ran back a State punt for 45 
yards, breaking through tackles and scor- 
ing the Terp's lone tally. 

The Wolfpack walked off the field hoping 
for a Bowl bid. The Terps headed North 
mumbling, as the man says, "Well, next 
year's another year." 

* if * n 

JANUARY 18, 1947 

U. S. Military Academy, West Point, 
University of Maryland at College Park. 



Director of Athletics 


Director of Physical Education 






Assistant Football Assistant Football 


Blond, curly-haired, willowy, Louise "Bit- 
sy" Oslin, of the University of Maryland, 
has swung her tennis racquet far and wide 
since she began playing in competition in 
her home town, Glen Ridge, New Jersey, 
at the age of 16. 

"Bitsy," a sophomore majoring in physi- 
cal education, was forced to abandon ten- 
nis during most of her two and a half 
years as a WAVE. With the coming of 
peace she again swung to the top. Last 
year the amazing "Bitsy" captured the 
WAVE Tennis Championship and the All 
Service Doubles and Singles Tennis Cham- 
pionships, the latter under the colors of 
the Potomac River Naval Command against 
competitors from many states in the union. 

Some of "Bitsy's" other major accomplish- 
ments during the past year include being 
runner-up in the Georgia State champion- 
ship (she started college at the University 
of Georgia), and as a member of the Sears 
Cup Team, she captured sixth place in the 
Middle Atlantic States Championship. 

Discharged from the Navy in August, 
"Bitsy," who is engaged to Dr. Herbert T. 


Assistant Football 


Assistant Football 


Assistant Football 

Darlington, hopes to swing her racquet in 
the national intercollegiates for Maryland 
this year. 


Maryland's cross-country team polished 
off Georgetown University ::t College Park. 

Tieing for firsi place over the -fi/J mile 
course were Bill Wisner, (immy l.'mbarger. 
"Lindy" Kehoe and Sterling kehoc. all of 
whom were clocked in the fast time of 23:17 
minutes. This bettered their time estab- 
lished in the Virginia meet 1>\ 1<) seconds. 
which should prove satisfying to Coach Jim 

I he harriers have won four of their five 
meets in defeating Johns Hopkins Univer- 
sity, the University of Virginia, and George- 
town University, as well as winning the In- 
vitation Meet .it Quantico, Virginia, on 
Homecoming l);i\. Ihe\ lost their only 
meet by a small margin, to the strong U. S. 
Naval Academy team which is second only 
to powerful North Carolina here in the 

In the Quantico Invitation Meet the 
Terps not only scored one of their three 




Baseball, Basketball 






Track, Field 


Assistant Boxing and Physical Education 


Tennis and Soccer 


Assistant Boxing and Physical Education 


Assistant, Physical Education 

clean sweeps of the season but shattered 
the Quantico cross-country course record of 
18:15 with their third three-way tie for 
first place in the sizzling time of 18:13. 


"Countrywide there is great interest in 
Army's football team this year because so 
many young men were in the Army." (Oh 
yeh? the soldiers who were in the war time 
Army are on teams OTHER than the one 
that shows West Point's Cadets.) 

"As Perry said on Lake Erie, 'Don't give 
up the ship!' " (That scratching sound you 
hear is Lawrence, from the decks of the 
Chesapeake, spinning in his grave.) 

"It is half time now. President Truman, 
the Army and Navy bands are singing and 
playing." (Some kid, eh, fun?) 

"The referee moved the ball back where 
it belongs to be." (That took it from 
where it used to belong to was; isn't it?) 


University of Maryland's soccer team 
coached by Doyle Royal, ran up four goals 


career at 


who terminated 


fhe coaching in 1946. 


his playing 
helped out with 

in the first half, then staved off a strong 
Salisbury State Teachers' College rally to 
beat the Eastern Shoremen, 5-3, at Salisbury. 

Bobby Wilson, John Anacker, John Linz, 
Bill Deibert and John Myers accounted for 
Maryland goals. 

In earlier games, soccer, resumed hurried- 
ly late in 1946 largely on the enthusiasm 
and leadership of Coach Royal, saw Mary- 
land lose to Johns Hopkins 3 to 2 in an 
overtime tilt. Against Western Maryland 
the Terps won, 2 to 0. 


The Old Liners' Rifle Team opened the 
season and romped home to an easy victory 
over Greenbelt. Although the opposing 
team was rated high, they at no time posed 
as a threat to the Maryland team. 

Scores of the Maryland squad totaled 
1366 points, against 1292 for Greenbelt. In 
the scoring Greenbelt's top man shot a 
score of 270 against Maryland's low man 
scoring 267. Arthur Cook shot high with 
287, followed by Howard Waters with 277, 
Walt Bowling 268, Don Jenkins 267, and 
James Mattingly 267. The remaining five 


men of ihc team whose scores were not 
tounted in the final tabulation were Boh 
Baker with 265, John Wesscn 264, Lemler 
263, Schmiu 260. and R. J. Gainer shoot- 
ing a 242. 


University of Maryland has listed a 
rugged schedule of eight dual boxing meets 
in a ring campaign that opens at College 
Park on December 19th when the truculent 
1 erps face their traditional fistic rivals, the 
University of Virginia. Five of Maryland's 
eight matches will take place at College 

There is a possibility that the Southern 
Conference Tournament may be resumed 
this vear but decision in that premise will 
not be made until the Conference elders 
convene in December. 

The National Intercollegiate Boxing 
Tournament will take place at the Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin. Madison. Wis., March 
27, 28, 29. 

The participation of Maryland boxers in 
either of the two tournaments will depend 
upon Maryland's showing in the eight dual 
meets scheduled. 

Maryland's ring men got off to a tough 
break before the season ever started by los- 
ing Ken Malone, the Terps 175-pound 
anchor man. Ken pulled up requiring an 
operation for the removal of a cist. He 
may be out for the season. Nicholas Kozay 
and Arnold Gibbs. both freshmen, will try 
for Malone's berth. Kozay has done some 
Boys Club boxing, while Gibbs boxed for 
Charlotte Hall. 

Tommy Maloney, 145-pound team cap- 
tain last year, will step for his third year 
at Maryland. Ed Rieder, former Maryland 
sharpshooter who is back from the Aran 
looks good at 155. Davey Lewis and Jose 
Carro, 125-pounders from last year returned 
to the team and a newcomer among the 
little fellows is Danny McLaughlin, former 
Boys Club boxer from Washington who 
recently was discharged from the Coast 

A good looking prospect is Bob Gregson, 
former Army middleweight, who did some 
boxing while in khaki. Sid Sterman is also 
trying for this class. 

As in so many past instances the Terps 


Captain of last year's ring team who is back in 
the Marylad line-up this year. Former Illinois 
State High School champ this ring stylist will do 
his share in a schedule that finds the Terp fisticians 
facing Virginia, Bucknell, West Point, Kings Point, 
Catholic University, North Carolina, South Caro- 
lina and Coast Guard Academy. 

are again without a real 2(10 pounder. Win 
the big fellows at Maryland will not turn 
out for boxing when other colleges have no 
such shortcoming is something for your 
\um Tilly lo figure out. 

In the lighter-brackets the Terps also 
have Al Salkowski, star of North Carolina's 
pre-flight team, Danny Smith, a newcomer 
from the Baltimore "Y" and Andy Quat- 
trocchi. a former Navy Corpsman who 
served with the Marines and was recently 
discharged from Camp Lejeune. 

"We clo not have a soft touch on our 
whole schedule." commented boxing coach 
Heinie Miller, adding, "returning service 
boxers should strengthen all teams. In nor- 
mal pre-war years I would have said that 
we have a pretty good team lined up." 

Missing from this year's Maryland squad 
will be Jose Fossas, sensational Puerto 
Rican featherweight. Phillips Rogers, 
rugged lightweight, Sammy Landau and 
Ray Richards. Fossas is attending the Uni- 
versity of Puerto Rico, while Rogers, Lan- 
dau and Richards are in the Army. 
The Schedule: — 

Dec. 19 — Virginia. 
Jan. 11— Bucknell. 
Jan. 18 — West Point. 
Jan. 25 — Catholic University. 
•Feb. 1 — South Carolina. 
•Feb. 8— North Carolina. 
Feb. 14 — Kings Point. 
•Feb. 22 — Coast Guard Academy. 

•Asterisks indicate meets away from Col- 
lege Park. 


With boxing as his subject Colonel Har- 
vey L. Miller, Maryland's head boxing 
coach, recently addressed the Touchdown 
Club of Washington. 

Miller also spoke at a luncheon of the 
Cosmopolitan Club at the Carleton Hotel, 


Anent newspaper critics and second 
guessers regarding Football Coach Clark 
Shaughnessy the reaction among Maryland 
players who expect to be in the Terrapin 
line-up next year is largely that they want 
Shaughnessy back to lead them. 

Although Maryland lost six games to 
three won the players believe Shaughnessy 
is a great coach. They point out that one 
of Maryland's losses, against South Caro- 
lina, was simply tough luck crowning a 
winning effort. "They believe Shaughnessy 
should have been with them earlier in 
the year and that more forcefulness should 
have been exerted in welding the avail- 
able players into one team rather than two 
alternate line-ups. 

The\ believe full time line and end 
coaches would have helped and that the 
injuries to Hubie Werner and Sammy Bchr 
and the ineligibility of Bob Troll cost 
heavily. The return of these three backs 
next year should pay off, the players insist, 
with the addition of 240 pound tackle 
Clarence Whipp, ineligible this year. 

Graduation will take Tommy Mont, Bob 
James, Ed Chovannes, Emil Fritz and Red 
Wright. Several others will not be back. 

Vs to ex-Gl players Coach Shaughnessy 
points out that there are GTs and GI's 
and that there is a whale of difference 



Big Jim Kurz, of the Terrapin backfield who 
starred on Army teams in Europe, also heaves the 
shot for Maryland's track and field teams. 

between a fellow like Buddy Young, of 
Illinois, who put in most of his service 
tearing up the gridiron for the crack Fleet 
City team under a great coach, Bill Rein- 
hart; and lads like Red Wright. Maryland, 
who did his cramped up in a bomber over 
Europe. In this premise it is worthy of 
note that North Carolina, with the fewest 
ex-GI's in the Southern Conference, won 
the Conference title. 


The shiny new lieutenant approached 
the young man in the neat fitting uni- 
form with. "What's the eighth general 

"I don't know," the fellow admitted. 

"Have you ever been on guard duty?" 


"Don't you know enough to say 'Sir,' 
either? What outfit are you in?" 

"Me? I'm the Coca-Cola man." 

$Q€ 1U€E?, WB TEFi? S£Z> 


A professor Is a man 
whose job it is to tell 
students how to solve 
the problems of life 
which he himself has 
tried to avoid by be- 
coming a professor. 


A conference is a 
group of men who in- 
dividually can do noth- 

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ing, but as a group 
can meet and decide 
that nothing can be 

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February, 1947 

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THE engineering profession has through- 
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Pictures From The Air 

While it has always been man's ambi- 
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coastal areas. 

Accuracy Imperative 

The inherent characteristic of an air map 
is accuracy. No accurate mapping today is 
done without the use of aerial photographs 
as basic source material. Combined with 


This typical aerial mapping photograph shows a portion of Frederick County, Maryland, from an 

elevation of 13,000 feet. 


It has always been man's ambition to view the 
world from the air, as does the eagle!" 

the vivid and complete detail of the ordi- 
nary photograph is the record of true rela- 
tions among the features on the ground. 
Houses, cultivated fields, fence lines and 
wooded areas are all shown in their proper 
proportion. An air map is a permanent and 
complete record, as the camera's eye misses 

An aerial photograph is not a map, but 
a perspective view in which directions and 
distances may be somewhat distorted. A 
photograph of absolutely level ground 
taken with the axis of the camera truly 
vertical approaches a map in accuracy. If 
there is any appreciable relief in the 
ground or appreciable tilt in the camera, 
the images on the photographs are dis- 
played from their true position. However, 
the photographs are still usable and bv 
employing certain graphic and instrumental 
methods map construction can be expedited 

Successful flying over an area for the pur- 
pose of mapping calls for skill on the part 
of the pilot and a thorough knowledge of 
the use and care of the camera on the part 
of the photographer, with fine teamwork 
between the two. Experienced airplane 
pilots consider air mapping the most diffi- 
cult kind of flying. Traveling at a speed 
of 100 or more miles an hour in the thin 
cold air at high altitudes, with eyes con- 
centrated on the instrument panel to main- 
tain a straight course, with wings level, is 
a constant strain on the pilot. 

Two To Three Miles 

Most of the flying is done at altitudes as 
high as two or three miles above the 
ground. Below 7,000 to 8,000 feet the air 
currents are full of gusts and bumps which 
render the results unsatisfactory, while at 


Student in Training Plane. 

altitudes as low as 3.000 to 4.000 feet accur- 
ate air mapping is quite impossible. 

As the plane ascends, the temperature of 
the air drops rapidly, on the average about 
one degree for each 300 feet of ascent. At 
altitudes of 15.000 to 20,000 feet, at which 
most of the flying for mapping is done, 
the air is piercingly cold even in mid- 
summer, being 50 to 60 degrees lower than 
on the ground. For flying above 12,000 
to 15,000 feet, oxygen is generally used by 
the pilot and photographer. Aerial photo- 
graphs have been taken from altitudes as 
high as seven miles. 

A Guide Map 

With a given mapping project in view, 
a guide map is prepared with flight lines 
on it to enable the pilot of the plane to 
cover completely the area to be mapped. 
By comparing the objects on the guide map 
with those on the ground the pilot is able 
to flv in straight parallel courses back and 
forth. Accurate aerial surveying requires 
an airplane that is reliable, sturdy and 
powerful, one that is capable of sustained 
flight at all altitudes, that can rise and 
descend in small fields, that can fly true to 
line and that is economical of fuel. The 
altitude at which the plane should fly in 
order that the photographs may be made 
at a predetermined scale is dependent on 
the general elevation of the country and 
the focal length of the camera lens. Prac- 
ticallv cloudless weather is necessary to se- 
cure good aerial mapping photographs. In 
most of the United States only one day in 
seven can. on the average, be depended 
upon for such work. 

While the first aerial photographs were 
taken with a single lens camera, the U. S. 
(.cological Survey designed and constructed, 
in cooperation with the National Research 
Council, the first experimental three-lens 
camera which permitted taking vertical 
photographs from the air. each exposure 
df which covered a wide area along the line 
of flight. The next development was a 

four-lens camera by U. S. Army engineers, 
which was followed by a five-lens camera. 
The five-lens camera is constructed with 
the axis of the central lens pointing ver- 
tically downward with the four other lenses 
grouped symmetrically about the central 
lens and at constant angles from the axis 
of the lens. After the oblique photographs 
taken by the four side lenses are trans- 
formed to horizontal planes and assembled 
with the central photograph, the result is 
a composite picture shaped like a maltese 
cross. This camera is designed exclusively 
for small-scale mapping and permits cover- 
ing an extremely large area in a single ex- 
posure. For example, a flight at 18,000 
feet altitude results in covering a strip 18 
miles wide. A nine-lens camera has been 
developed by the U. S. Coast and Geodetic 
Survey and is used extensively by them. 

Trimetriqon Mapping 

What is known as "trimetrigon" mapping 
consists of joining together three single lens 
cameras, one pointed vertically downward 
and the others diagonally to right and left. 
Photographs are taken simultaneously on 
all three. This three-camera combination 
is valuable for reconnaissance mapping. 
particularly of large previously unmapped 
areas such as those in Alaska and in South 

Practically all accurate large scale map- 
ping is based on single lens photographs. A 
typical single lens aerial mapping camera is 
of rigid all-metal construction and points 
straight downward through a special open- 
ing in the bottom of the plane. It is so 
suspended in a gimbal mount as to per- 
mit the optical axis being kept vertical, 
regardless of the oscillations of the airplane. 
It is not a motion-picture camera, but takes 
still pictures, usually 7 by 9 inches or 9 by 9 
inches in size, at any desired time interval. 
It is operated either automatically or by 
hand. Generally, successive exposures are 
made from 10 to 15 seconds apart. The film 
is 75 feet long, sufficient for making 110 
exposures. The film holder may be quickly 

removed and replaced with another maga- 
zine, thus making it possible to sccuie a 
very large numl)er of exposures in the 
course of one flight. The shutter is capable 
of opening and closing in the 150th part of 
a second. With its various accessories, the 
camera weighs al>out 50 pounds. 

The photographer times the successive 
exposures so that they overlap each other 
like shingles by about GO per cent, in the 
direction of flight and about 50 per cent. 
sidewise in successive flight. The overlap 
makes it possible to use only the central 
portion of each photograph, which alone 
is in true vertical projection. The over- 
lap, moreover, allows stereoscopic studv of 
the terrain. 

Stereoscopic Vision 

One of the most interesting and most 
important developments in mapping from 
the air is the stereoscopic use of aerial 
photography. The interpretation of aerial 
photographs is much easier when over- 
lapping prints are examined stereoscopi- 
cally. The instruments used for this pur- 
pose, though much larger and more com- 
plicated, are based upon the same principle 
as the once familiar parlor stereoscope. This 
instrument has the peculiar propertv of 
causing the photographic image to l>e 
•.ecu in a third dimension, namely, that of 
relief, with the hills standing out above 
the vallevs. and the houses, trees and other 
objects strikingly visible in three dimen- 
sions. The practical advantage of stere- 
oscopic \ ision to the engineer is that, with 
suitable mechanical devices, he is able to 
draw from the photographs contour lines, 
which are lines of equal elevation and are 
of great value in the studv of any proposed 
engineering project. 

Aerial photographs have been utilized for 
many purposes. They have been found of 
value in city planning and zoning, in study- 
ing highway traffic problems, for irrigation 
and water supply projects, for river and 
harbor development, flood control, timber 
estimates, geological study and tax assess- 
ment purposes. Middletown. Connecticut, 
was the first municipality to be revalued by 
an aerial survey. As a result, nearly 1,900 
buildings were discovered which had pre- 
viously escaped taxation. 

Aids Ground Surveying 

The mapping of the United States has 
gone forward since the early days of dis- 
covery and settlement, and particularly as 
a result of the efforts of such government 
agencies as the Coast and Geodetic Survey, 
during the more than 100 years of its 
existence, and the Geological Survey during 
the past 65 days. Yet today not more than 
25 per cent, of the area of our country is 
accurately mapped and probably more than 
half of the United States has never been 
adequately mapped. At the present rate of 
progress it will take almost a century to 
(omplete the basic mapping of the United 
Mates however, due to the impetus given 
nerial mapping during World War II and 
the greater appreciation by the public of 
the need for accurate maps, it is hoped 
that Congress will appropriate the funds 
to accomplish this mapping program much 

While mapping from the air will never 
wholly replace ground surveying, it will 
serve to expedite the production of maps 
so urgently needed for national planning, 
public works and the general welfare. 

jSlamed 3or Qlenn J^. ^Martin 


Engineering at Maryland 
Dates Back to 1859 and 
Has Kept Pace With the 
Times . . . 

THE History of Engineering at the 
University of Maryland dates back to 
1859. In the catalogue of that year ap- 
peared a listing of a Professor of Survey- 
ing, Engineering and Construction. The 
University of Maryland branch at College 
Park at that time was the Maryland Agri- 
cultural College, and the Eederal Land 
Grant Act of 1862 provided for the teaching 
of engineering at this institution. In the 
following year, 1863, there were listed in 
the catalogue courses in Surveying Mechan- 
ics, Hydraulics and Civil Engineering. In 
1892, the University of Maryland began a 
formal Department of Engineering and the 
first building for engineering instruction 
was erected in 1894 to house the Mechanical 
Engineering Department. The Department 
of Civil Engineering was established in 
1900. the Department of Electrical Engi- 

neering in 1908 and the Department of 
Chemical Engineering in 1937. The Engi- 
neering Experiment Station was organized 
in 1921. 

Served With Dewey 

The first "dean" of a University of Mary- 
land engineering school was an active U. S. 
Naval officer, a distinguished veteran of two 
wars who reached an Admiral's rank. 

In February, 1894, at the request of 
President R. W. Silvester of the Agricul- 
tural College, the Secretary of the Navy de- 
tailed Lt. John Donaldson Ford, chief en- 
gineer of the U. S. Navy, to College Park, 
to organize the department of mechanical 
engineering. In May, 1895, a two-story 
brick building was begun by Lt. Ford, and 
completed in October of the same year. 
From this beginning, the College of Engi- 
neering has grown to its present size. 

Lt. Ford, born in 1840 in Baltimore, 
graduated from the Maryland Institute, 
Baltimore, in 1861, receiving the Peabody 
prize. He graduated from the Potts School 
of Mechanical Engineering in 1862, and 
entered the U. S. Navy in July of that 
year. During the Civil War, Lt. Ford took 


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More eloquent than the printed word is this graphic chart showing the increase in enrollment of 
Enginering Students from 1918 to 1944. Note the jump from 1944 to 1944. 

DEAN IN 1894 

Rear Admiral John Donaldson Ford. 

part in the recapture of Baton Rouge, La. 
After completion of his assignment in 
July, 1896, as Head of the Department of 
Mechanical Engineering here, Lieutenant 
Ford was promoted to the rank of Com- 
mander and, in the Spanish-American War, 
served as Engineer of the Fleet under 
Admiral George Dewey during the battle of 
Manila Bay. In recognition of his splendid 
service at that time, he was awarded the 
Dewey Medal, then advanced three num- 
bers in rank "for eminent and conspicious 
conduct in battle", and was promoted to 
Captain. He continued to serve in the 
Navy until 1911 when he was commissioned 
Rear Admiral and retired. He died at Balti- 
more on April 8, 1918. 

S. S. Steinberg, Dean 

The Glenn L. Martin College of Engi- 
neering and Aeronautical Science, Univers- 
ity of Maryland, with S. S. Steinberg as 
Dean, is the College of Engineering 
founded in 1894 and now reorganized and 
expanded to include within the college an 
Institute for Advanced Technological 
Studies. This Institute carries on full-time 
research in connection with an organization 
known as the State Institute for Industrial 
Research, authorized by the State Legisla- 
ture to be under the direction of the Board 
of Regents of the University, and also will 
carry on studies in the various departments 
leading to graduate degrees. 

The primary purpose of the Glenn L. 
Martin College of Engineering is to train 
young men to practice the profession of 
Engineering. It endeavors at the same time 
to equip them for their duties as citizens 
and for careers in public service and in 

In training professional engineers it has 
become evident that greater emphasis than 
heretofore must be placed on the funda- 
mentals of mathematics, science and engi- 
neering so as to establish a broad profes- 
sional base. Experience has also shown the 
value of a coordinated group of humanistic- 
social studies for engineering students since 
their later professional activities are so 
closely identified with the public. 


Bridge Stress Determination by Use ot Celluloid Model is Supervised by Dean S. S. Steinberg. 

Accordingly, the engineering curriculums 
have been revised to increase the time de- 
voted to fundamentals and to non-technical 
subjects, which are a necessary part of the 
equipment of every educated man. It is 
well recognized that an engineering train- 
ing affords an efficient preparation for 
many callings in public and private life 
outside the engineering profession. 

The length of the normal curriculum in 
Glenn L. Martin's College of Engineering 
is four years and leads to the bachelor's de- 
grees. In the case of most students these 
four years give the engineering graduate 
the basic and fundamental knowledge 
necessary to enter upon the practice of the 
profession. Engineering students whose 
scholastic records are superior are advised 
to supplement their undergraduate pro- 
grams by at least one year of graduate 
study leading to the master's degree. 
Graduate programs will be arranged upon 
application to the chairman of the engi- 
neering department concerned. 

In order to give the new student time to 
choose the branch of engineering for which 
he is best adapted, the freshman year of 
the several curriculums is the same. Lec- 
tures and conferences are used to guide the 
student in making a proper choice. The 
courses differ only slightly in the sophomore 
year but in the junior and senior years the 
students are directed definitely along pro- 
fessional lines. 

The Glenn L. Martin College of Engi- 
neering includes the Departments of Aero- 
nautical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and 
Mechanical Engineering. Under a large 
gift received by the University from the 
Glenn L. Martin Company of Baltimore, 
supplemented with funds from the State of 
Maryland, it is planned to expand the ac- 
tivities of the College, to erect a new physi- 
cal plant, and to broaden the scope of its 
engineering and industrial research. 

Research Foundation 

The National Sand and Gravel Associa- 
tion has, by arrangement with the College 

of Engineering, established its testing and 
research laboratory at the University. The 
purpose of the Research Foundation thus 
organized is to make available to the Asso- 
ciation additional facilities for its investi- 
gational work, and to provide for the Col- 
lege of Engineering additional facilities and 
opportunities for increasing the scope of its 
engineering research. Recently the testing 
and research activities of the National 
Ready Mixed Concrete Association have 
been established at the University under a 
similar arrangement. 

Glenn L. Martin 

The Glenn L. Martin College of Engi- 
neering and Aeronautical Sciences at the 
University of Maryland was made possible 
in December, 1944 when The Glenn L. 
Martin Company, Baltimore, Maryland air- 

craft manufacturers made an initial gift 
ol $1,700 ,000 to the College Park institution. 
A second gift, also by the Martin Com- 
pany, of S800.000 was presented to the 
University about a year later. This made 
a total of $2,500,000 given to the University 
of Maryland by the Company for the de- 
velopment of a college which would offer 
specialized instruction in aeronautical 
sciences and opportunities for research in 
this held. 

With a State appropriation of $750,000 
for the same purpose; the University has 
53,250,000 with which to establish one of 
the foremost schools of its kind in the 

To take immediate advantage of the 
Martin grants, the entire existing engineer- 
ing school at the University began opera- 
tion, at least in part, under the gifts with 
the opening of the Fall semester in 1 946. 
The grants will be in complete use with 
the beginning of the new school year in 
September, 1947 and with the printing of 
the University catalogue for that semester, 
the engineering school will be known as 
The Glenn L. Martin College of Engineer- 
ing and Aeronautical Sciences. 

Additional Structures 

To existing facilities already available at 
the University nearly a dozen additional 
structures will be erected to house the Col- 
lege. As an important part of the Martin 
school, an $800,000 wind tunnel is now 
nearing completion. When completed 
early in 1947 the tunnel will be the first 
of the many buildings to be erected on land 
for the new college, north of the present 
campus. The wind tunnel will be 60 feet 
by 166 feet and is patterned after the 
tunnel at the North American Aviation 
plant in Englewood, California, rated one 
of the best in the country. 

Adjacent to the wind tunnel will be the 
laboratory for the new college. This build- 
ing will be 40 feet by 200 feet. Both will 
be of brick and steel. 

Now, work on all construction phases is 


Cooperative Fuels Research Laboratory. 

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Basic to Civil Engineering. 

progressing as rapidly as current building 
conditions permit. 

Interest in the new school has been wide- 
spread and already there have been numer- 
ous inquiries from prospective students. At 
the moment the University has 1,100 engi- 
neering students and without doubt a 
large number of these will elect to specialize 
in aeronautical engineering. 

Mr. Martin Explains 

Not only will the Martin College be 
available for post-graduate work b\ gradu- 
ates of other engineering colleges, but 
plans call for a number of scholarships to 
be granted to the sons and daughters of 
Martin employees, that they may better 
equip themselves for important posts in 
the profession to which their parents have 
devoted their efforts. 

It is expected that during his lifetime 
Glenn L. Martin, president of the Martin 
Company, will make other contributions to 
the school and that provisions will be in- 
cluded in his will for the new institution to 
receive a portion of his estate. 

Mr. Martin explained the gifts in these 

To Help Aviation 

"The erection of a plant, and the crea- 
tion of a research foundation at the 
University of Maryland for education and 
research in aeronautics represents the frui- 
tion of thought of years as to how I could 
best permanently help the advancement of 
aviation and at the same time do some- 
thing that would be of lasting value to 
humanity, five things I should like to have 
the satisfaction of doing in my lifetime. 

"First, to contribute something of per- 
manent value to aviation, to the develop- 
ment of which 1 have dedicated mv life. 

"Second, to play some humble part in 

bringing about a better understanding be- 
tween nations, particularly between my own 
country and other countries. 

"Third, to create an organization which, 
through education and research, will help 
raise the standards of living of people in 
all nations. 

"Fourth, to carry to the four corners of 
the earth the doctrines of the worth of the 
individual, and through that doctrine, in- 
crease the respect of other nations for our 
way of life. 

"Fifth, to give to outstanding young 
Americans and outstanding young men and 
women of foreign countries opportunities 
through education and research, to develop 
into the highest type of leaders in aviation, 


In the Operation Laboratory. 

certain to be the greatest of industries, in 
order that they may make aviation the 
servant of all mankind." 

An important consideration to the 
University in the presentation of both gifts 
of money by the Martin Company was that 
they were made without any restricions, ex- 
cept that they be used for developing the 
aeronautical sciences and their related en- 
gineering and scientific fields. 


The gift of Glenn L. Martin to the Uni- 
versity of Maryland for the Engineering 
College, which now bears Mr. Martin's 
name, was appropriately referred to in the 



A Bending Test. 


Student Operator. 

following editorial printed in the Baltimore 
Sun. viz: — 

"The Glenn L. Martin Company gift of 
SI, 700,000 to the University of Maryland 
is in the sound tradition of business and 
philanthropy in our kind of economic 
order. From the proceeds of a great air- 
craft enterprise funds are made available 
for aeronautical study. Industry which 
serves the public directly through its prod- 
uct is thus put at the further service of 
society over a longer range. This is the en- 
terprise system in full and attractive per- 

"The bulk of the initial Martin gift will 
be expended largely in constructing a phys- 
ical plant. Here it is to be expected that 
not merely immediate outlay but later 
maintenance needs will be kept in mind. 
The balance left after the building pro- 
gram is provided for will go to the organ- 
ization of a Glenn L. Martin Aeronautical 
Research Foundation. This foundation will 
support education and research in aviation 
and its place in the world. 

"The second point deserves special no- 
tice, for it is one of the gratifying aspects 
of Mr. Martin's plans that the new founda- 
tion will be more than merely technical 
in its interests. Dr. Byrd, of the Univer- 
sity, assures us that the whole range of 
applied aeronautical science will be studied, 
including, for instance, such pressing tech- 
nical problems as the development of pro- 
pulsion by jet and rocket appliance. But 
in addition the program calls for investi- 
gation into the social, even the political, 
as opposed to "the merely technical, place 
of the aircraft in the modern world. 

"Thus a close cooperation is envisaged 
between the projected foundation and the 
State Department and Commerce Depart- 
ment of the Federal Government. Pre- 
sumably questions of the international law 
of air travel and air freight will be en- 
compassed in such studies. Problems of air 
treaties and conventions among nations like 
those discussed at the recent international 
meeting in Chicago will be examined. 

"The value of these broader studies is 
apparent from some comparisons. We know 
in retrospect, that the railroad remade the 
face of the continent and that the auto- 

mobile has worked basic changes in our 
way of life. But we know these things only 
in retrospect. Moreover, the railroad and 
the automobile did not involve us im- 
mediately and intimately in contacts with 
other countries. The Martin plan appar- 
ently will aim, among others, to keep us 
informed on what the aircraft means to us 
as we go along. And that meaning will 
touch not merely our domestic life but our 
world relationships. 

"Not that the program is all laid down 
and formalized at this earlv date. One of 
the points made by Dr. Byrd, of the uni- 
versity, in discussing the plans, is that fur- 
ther gifts are to come and that their full 
meaning and value for the public cannot 
now be wholly forseen. This argues that 
the gifts are to be made with liberality, 
untroubled by the narrow prescriptions 
which cramp many a college benefaction. 
The public will watch with interest as the 
detail of the broad outline now offered 
is blocked in." 


The Maryland Chapter of the American 
Association of University Professors re- 
quested former Gov. O'Conor to transfer 
administration of expenditures for teaching 
and research at the University of Maryland 
from the Board of Public Works, a State 
body, to the Board of Regents of the Uni- 
versity, Miss Marie D. Bryan, president of 
the chapter, announced. 

Miss Bryan, who is also assistant profes- 
sor of education and English at the uni- 
versity, said the resolution asking for this 
change was passed unanimously by chapter 

She added that the move, although com- 
ing from a group which takes action inde- 
pendent of the university, backs up a stand 
taken recently by University President H. 
C. Byrd. She said the change should be 
made "in the welfare of the university" 
and that the Board of Regents was in a 
better position to understand university 
problems than any outside State agency. 

Copies of the resolution were sent also 
to the Governor, W. Preston Lane, the 
secretary of the legislative council, the 

secretary of the Board of Public Works, the 
secretary of the Board of Regents, and to 
Dr. Byrd. 

In part, the resolution stales: "It is the 
considered opinion of the Maryland chap- 
ter of the American Association of Uni- 
versity Professors that control by the Board 
of Regents is essential, because the (on 
trolling body must have an intimate 
familiarity with research ideals and re- 
search personnel, and the same familiarity 
with the problems of teaching and teaching 
personnel, if the objectives of the uni- 
versity are to be realized." 

"The association does not hold that the 
clerical and classified personnel need neces- 
sarily be controlled in the same manner." 

Emphasis was made that the control 
should not extend to the overall budget. 
but rather to distribution of expenditures 
to the teaching and research departments. 


Yes, Engineers write songs too. Engineers 
were winners of the recent fight song con- 
test at University of Maryland. It was writ- 
ten and arranged by four students of the 
College of Engineering. Reginald H. Hall. 
William R. Campbell, D. Gordon Shallo- 
witz, and Leonard Grossman. A $25 prize- 
was presented to the winners. 

Hall and Campbell wrote the lyrics, 
while Shallowitz and Grossman handled the 
music. Hall also worked out the arrange- 
ment. The four winners have all had 
musical experience in the past. Shallo- 
witz and Grossman, who are roommates in 
the veterans' barracks, have written several 
songs previously, and Campbell has written 
other lyrics. Hall is the leader of a five- 
piece dance band called the "Debonairs" 
that has played at several dances around 
the campus. 

The words of the winning song are as 

Come on let's fight for dear old Maryland 
Come on let's give our team a cheer 
We've got to praise our loyal Terrapins 
For we know they have no fear 
Come on let's wave on high the Black and 

We'll spread our frame through the land. 
Come on let's fight, fight, fight to victory 
For dear old V. of Maryland. 


The Maryland chapter of Alpha Chi 
Sigma, professional chemical fraternity, 
announced the pledging of Dr. Cabin 
Stunt7, Assistant Professor of Chcmistrv. 
and 13 students. The students are Thomas 
Arthcr, Bernard Armbrecht, Werner 
Boehme. Charles Dulin, Robert Johnson, 
Thomas Lewis, Stephen Metro, Fred Reed, 
Robert Storherr, Francis Taylor, Joe Tu- 
ono, Willis Waldo, and Forrest Wilcox. 

Alpha Chi Sigma is composed of men 
who have maintained a 2.5 average 
through the sophomore courses in chemis- 
try and who are interested in promoting 
chemistry as a science and as a profession. 

Une JAJind Uunnei 




Two views of the University of Maryland's new 
wind tunnel. 

The steel frame shown at the right in the upper 
picture is the frame for the propeller that creates 
the needed wind velocities. 

The inner octagonal frames are temporary braces 
and will be removed before completion of the 
circular frame. 

Description of Wind Tunnel, 
Latest Maryland Campus 
Development . . . 

Jjy c4. wJiley Skerwood 

Research Professor of Aerodynamics and Manager 
of the Wind Tunnel 

THE demand for swifter and more effi- 
cient aircraft is very nearly as pressing 
today as during the war. Aircraft com- 
panies vie with each other for army, navy 
and commercial contracts which are ap- 
portioned according to the success of new 
and advanced designs. Jet and rocket 
propulsion extend the horizon of practical 
design particularly in high speed and high 
altitude flight. With this motivation, the 
aeronautical engineer uses every resource 
at his command to select the appropriate 
propulsion system, whether jet, rocket or 
propeller, and install it in an airframe 
suited to the design requirements. This 
preliminary design then undergoes a long 
period of development which is mainlv 
experimental in character. 

"Build One And Try It" 

The problem of measuring the aerodyna- 
mic characteristics of a new design may be 
approached directly by the time worn pro- 
cesscess of 'building one and trying it out.' 
Aircraft are tried out according to the well- 
developed techniques of flight testing which 
are unsurpassed for the evaluation of the 
performance and the flying qualities of the 
final design. Flight testing has definite 
drawbacks, however, for the countless modi- 
fications, adjustments and even major 

changes that lie between the preliminary 
layout and the final design. An expensive 
flying model is required, usually full-scale 
and extensive instrumentation. Tests are 
subject to the vagaries of the weather and 
sometimes offer considerable hazard to the 
flving personnel^ 

Relative Air Motion 

The aeronautical designer is p*"' 
concerned with the effects pror 1 
aircraft by relative mofeior 
tive motion may be achiev 
ment of an aircraft througi 
iK>rmal flight or by the 
past a stationary ?•' 
tunnel. The artif 
nel is cheated \r 
rotated by\a* 
mover. A m 
on fixed sup x 
aerodynamic for>. 
by the airstream to .. 
the 'wind-tunnel bala. 
tested in various flight at. 
various conditions of airspec 
face deflection, flap deflection, , 
the ground, etc. to simulate all >. 
tions that the prototype airplane m. 
perience in flight. Compact but pox 

electric motors rotate model propellers to 
correspond to different conditions of en- 
gine operations. The preliminary design is 
almost invariably found lacking in some 
phase of stability, control or performance 
.did the model is modified and again tested 
until satisfactory. 

Several Different Types 

I here are several different types of wind 
tunnels designed to study various aspects of 
aircraft performance. Some tunnels circu- 
late air tinder varying pressures to simulate 
flight at various altitudes others have pro- 
visions for injecting water droplets into a 

: ng con- 
.it and lighter planes; gust tui 
ineasui reaction of an airplane m 

Right den up or down draft; spin 

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speed of the aircraft, is greater than the 
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aircraft is further complicated by the need 
of providing for satisfactory stability and 
control at subsonic as well as supersonic 
speeds. Wind-tunnel tests must therefore 
be conducted in both types of tunnel and 
a compromise design worked out. The work 
of the subsonic tunnel is therefore increased 
by the demand for supersonic missiles and 
aircraft. Even without the requirements of 
supersonic aircraft, the facilities of the 
modern subsonic tunnels of this country 
are overtaxed. Most of the major aircraft 
companies have several design projects un- 
der development and the army and navy 
have numerous problems for wind-tunnel 
research. Of particular interest arc such re- 
se^rrh projects i\ the takeoff characteristics 
lied airplane actcris- 

wept-back win^- of var- 

ies of gun turrets :r pro- 

truberances, the effectiveness igh-lift 

devices and the use- of boundary i er con 
trol. \1 though ihe laws of fluid Bow have 
been 'inch I intensive investigation for 
opportunities f or original 
research an. i tan) ■ 5 to the 

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feat i i.icrease it' and 

effici^ncv. The air is ci Ilia ted i a 19- 
foot diameter impeller ] ly a 1,750 
horsepowei electric mc - .borate 
electrical control system I motor 
main? .ins the speed ol ttion within one 
quarter of one per t H of an\ desired 

uc up to a maximu i of 850 i volutions 
Der minute. The tesi BCtion of he tunnel 

"ft. 9-inches hig 1 l>s I ' ti wide, pen 
model wine" -pans of R or 9 feet, 
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rows of recessed lights provide excellent 
visibility of the model under test. Photo 
flood bulbs are included in the light panels 
for photographs of the model and test 
equipment. Complete equipment will be 
on hand for the control of the electric 
motors, located in the model itself, that 
rotate the model propellers to simulate pro- 
peller effects. The wind-tunnel balances 
will not only indicate the aerodynamic 
forces and moments, but will punch Inter- 
national Business Machine cards with the 
pertinent data. The cards will then be 
sent through computing machines to re- 
duce the test results to their final corrected 
form. This procedure will sa\e time and 
personnel and yield more accurate results. 
The wind-tunnel building will contain com- 
plete woodworking and metal shops, offices 
for wind-tunnel personnel and classrooms 
to satisfy both industrial and educational 

Costs Are High 

Both the initial and the operational costs 
arc high, but it is believed that the wind- 
el development will prove to be a 
sound investment even when judged on 
financial grounds alone. The final cost of 
the wind-tunnel unit will be close to Sl.- 
(100,000. Operational costs will include the 
salaries of a staff of 15 or 20 specialized 
employees and an electric bill of about $100 
per day. However, the Glenn L. Martin 
Company has already indicated that it has 
enough work to f nil v utilize the facilities 
on a rental basis and the army and navy 
arc interested in allocating aerodynamic re- 
search contracts to the university. 

The opportunities for the coordination of 
the theoretical education of students in 
aeronautical engineering with practical 
wind-tunnel testing and research should 
prove of immense value. The students will 
witness and participate in practical tests 
with modern equipment and the more cap 
able will be encouraged to remain with the 
university in research capacities. The con- 
struction of the other components of the 
Glenn L. Martin College, the structures, 
engines, instruments and meteorology facil- 
ities, will make our aeronautical college 
and research center second to none in the 


1947 Maryland Legislature was 

ask' expand money outlays for pro- 

■ salary increases, for State aid 

ii', schools and for expenditures 

; inioi colleges. 

proposals are among a list con- 
Bed in recommendations made to the 
islative Council by State Schools Supt. 
homas G. Pullen, Jr., last July. 

I Ik ohms include reduction of the size 
s to 30 pupils, an increase in school 
linistrative, supervisory and 
Jerical p and additional personnel 

to aid tb 1'ication Department in 

supervision of veterans' 'raining and to 
direct the vocational rehabilitation pro- 

Raising of the compulsory school age also 
is contained in the suggestions, and Dr. 
Pullen said favorable action by the legisla- 
ture "undoubtedly will increase appropria- 
tions for schools, and in a fairly large 

* iidfcm^N^ , 

EILEEN SIMPSON, Cincinnati, Ohio. Veterans' Queen at last year's Vet ball. Student in Home Economics, Eileen was active in Footlight Club, Clef and Key, 
Women's Chorus. She is a member of Delta Delta Delta. Starred in 1944 Varsity Show and others. After marrying Vic Turyn, Maryland quarterback, Eileen, 
now Mrs. Turyn, dropped out of school but is employed in the Business Office in Administration. 
(Terrapin Foto) 

cAn cAviation Pioneer 


GLENN L. MARTIN, in whose honoi 
the University of Maryland's College 
of Engineering has been named, was born 
at Macksburg, Iowa, on January 17, 1880. 
Two years later his family moved to 
Liberal, Kansas, where his father conducted 
a wheat farm and a hardware shop. 

When Glenn Martin was six years old 
he had his first experience with aerody- 
namics and business procedures. He learned 
how to build and fly box kites more suc- 
cessfully than any other boy in the neigh- 
borhood. What's more, he uncovered a 
market for them and began his first pro- 
duction line on the floor of his mother's 
kitchen. The charge was twenty-five cents 
per kite. 

Following this successful venture there 
never was a time when he wasn't interested 
in sails and lifting surfaces. He fitted a 
sail to his toy wagon; later, aided by a sail, 
he moved faster and with less effort on ice 
skates when the wind was favorable and 
he did some delicate navigation on his 
bicycle with a sail for auxiliary power. All 
of this experience with the vagaries of the 
wind crystalized in his mind ten years later 
when he developed the unshakable convic- 
tions that he could build and fly a man 
carrying airplane. 

To Kansas 

When the Martin family 
presently moved to Salina, 
Kansas, the boy secured 
work in a bicycle shop 
while he was attending 
high school. Subsequently 
he took a two-year busi- 
ness course at Kansas 
Wesleyan University, also 
in Salina, and with his 
love of things mechanical 
he promptly promoted 
himself a job as garage 
hand with the first auto- 
mobile business to open in 
that town. 

But the middle Western 
winters were hard on Mrs. 
Martin and in 1905 the 
family moved to Santa 
Ana, California. After 
working there for a few 
months as an auto sales- 
man and repairman, Glenn 
started a garage of his own. 
It was a few months later 
that he read of Orville 
Wright's hundred-second 
flight at Kittv Hawk, 
N. C. 

Glenn Martin knew that 
he also would fly some 
day, but his first steps to- 
ward realization of this de- 
sire were taken with the 
thoroughness and caution 
which have characterized 
his entire life. He built a 
biplane glider and for 
months practised gliding 
from the hills near Santa 

Maryland Benefactor and 
A Great Flight Pioneer, 
Air Ace and Builder of 
Aircraft . . . 

Ana. But only after he felt completely at 
ease in his giant kite did he rent an aban- 
doned church, and begin construction of a 
biplane with a motor and a propeller. 

There were no text books for reference, 
no blue prints or past experiences to guide 
him. Everything he did was experimental. 
Working during the day as an automobile 
salesman and repairman he labored at night 
on his airplane aided by light from a kero- 
sene lamp held by his mother, who had 
complete faith in his objectives from the 
very start. 

First Plane 

After two years of work, which cost more 
than $2,000, Glenn Martin's first aircraft 
was ready for flight. Again there was no 
headlong rush into the unknown. He 
taxied for days to get the feel of the plane. 
Finally in August, 1909, he made his first 
flight, covering one hundred feet at a two 


Grew up from boyhood boxklte era to design the most advanced aircraft 


foot altitude. The instant he felt the plane 
was off the ground, he brought it down. 
Continuing for weeks to make these low 
flights, he did nothing for fun or vain 
glory. Every hop resulted in a study period 
and very often in the necessity for adjust- 
ment. Little by little he increased the 
altitude of his hops until he reached fifteen 
feet and stretched the distance flown to a 
hundred yards. And still he continued 
working at his automobile business to earn 
money for maintenance and improvement 
of his airplane. 

Not until the summer of 1910 did young 
Martin begin to feel satisfied with his plane 
and in the fall of that year the Los Angeles 
limes printed a picture of him and the 
plane, adding cautiously that "he is re- 
puted to have flown on the mesa near 
Santa Ana". In November of the same 
year his first advertised exhibition flight 
took place at Santa Ana and The Times 
did an about-face in its editorial columns. 
Newspaper accounts of the flying attracted 
large crowds to Santa Ana and the local 
Chamber of Commerce decided to help him. 
The plane was put on exhibition, tickets 
were sold and several hundred dollars were 
raised which Martin used as a nest egg to- 
ward building his second 

Began To Prosper 

The next year he began 
to make real money. He 
and his aircraft were in 
great demand at county 
fairs and local celebrations. 
A two-day exhibition at 
Brawley, for example, fat- 
tened his bank-roll by $750. 

By 1911, Glenn L. Mar- 
tin was one of the best 
known fliers of the entire 
country and went barn- 
storming all over the West. 
The crowds rated him a 
daredevil, who thought 
little of his life, but the 
risks he ran were minim- 
ized by the extraordinary 
precautions he always took 
before and during a flight. 

He attracted world-wide 
attention on May 10, 1912 
by flying a seaplane thirty- 
eight miles away, and back. 
This was a vintage year for 
Glenn Martin in the num- 
ber of prizes won and in 
the number of records 

He was the first to de- 
liver the mail by plane; 
Inst to deliver newspapers 
by plane; first to drop a 
baseball into a catcher's 
mitt from an airplane; he 
tossed a bouquet into a 
May Queen's lap by plane; 
bombed a sham fort by 
plane; used his flying 
machine to hunt covotes, 

to hunt escaped convicts, to pick up a pas- 
senger from a boat, to search the ocean for 
lost aviators, the first flyer to fly his own 
mother, first to take motion pictures from 
a plane, first to shower the public from the 
air with department store advertising and 
merchandise coupons. 

And as far as young Martin was con- 
cerned, all of this was important only be- 
cause it served to advertise and create de- 
mand for the planes being built in his in- 
fant factory at Santa Ana. The torrent of 
personnel acclamation meant nothing to 

Eventually some California capitalists 
overcame their timidity about financing 
Martin's company and lent support to the 
project. Soon, however, they became con- 
vinced that the possibilities of flying had 
been completely explored and they began 
to consider their investments unsoundly 
placed. Dismayed but momentarily, Glenn 
Martin, with the aid of a wealthy local 
sportsman bought out his partners and 
again became the sole owner of his business. 

He continued his public appearances and 
in 1912 at an international meet in Chicago 
he won more events than any other entrant 
and collected prize money amounting to 

To Los Angeles 

This same year he moved his factory to 
Los Angeles and started a flying school, in 
which many future leaders in aviation were 

The next year he put out a four-passen- 
ger seaplane which exhausted the phrase- 
making capacity of the aviation reporters of 
the day. 

Early in 1913, using a bomb-sight of his 
own design Martin made the first real 
bombing test ever made from an airplane 
while an Army officer checked the results 
from the ground. Other inventions sprang 
from his agile mind. He invented the first 
parachute to open automatically and among 
the year's top sensations were the parachute 
jumps made by Miss Tiny Broadwick from 
airplanes piloted by Glenn Martin. 

Forseeing the entrance of the United 
States into World War I, he merged his 
own interests with those of the Wrights in 
1917, the new company being called the 
Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation. Due 
to conditions beyond the control of the 
partners, the new organization was short- 
lived and Glenn Martin with financial aid 
from a group of Cleveland capitalists once 
again organized his own company, this 
time in Cleveland, Ohio. 

In January, 1918, he went to Washington 
with his plans for a new bomber, and got 
a green light to proceed with the building 
of a few models. The first of them rolled 
out of his plant only six months later — an 
unbelievable accomplishment. It was a 
twin-engined biplane carrying a bomb load 
of 1,500 pounds and years ahead of its 
time in performance. A large order for the 
bomber was immediately forthcoming, but 
it was too late to help win the war. The 

first shipment had been scheduled for De- 
cember, 1918 and the war ended a month 

With World War I successfully over. Mr. 
Martin's Cleveland backers disclosed that 
they were interested only in winning the 
war, not in financing a permanent aircraft 
business. And for the second time, Martin 
bought out his associates and became the 
sole owner of his business. 

Under his administration, the business 
flourished and in a few years Martin air- 
craft were in such demand that his Cleve- 
land plant could no longer accomodate the 
activity. In 1929, Martin moved his busi- 
ness in its entirety to a 1 ,260 acre tract at 
Middle River, Md., just 12 miles from 
Baltimore. The city fathers welcomed him 
with open arms and while speaking before 
a civic gathering Mr. Martin predicted that 
within a few years he would be utilizing the 
services of ten thousand employees. During 
World War II employment totals exceeded 
fifty thousands and more than a year after 
V-J Day, The Glenn L. Martin Company 
had a stabalized employment of about twice 
Mr. Martin's original estimate. 

During the war years, the 140-000-pound 
Mars, the largest seaplane in the world, 
was built by Martin largely at his own ex- 
pense. The original Mars and its succes- 
sors were purchased by the U. S. Navy and 
performed seemingly impossible tasks in the 
Naval Transport Service. 

After the launching of the Mars, Mr. 
Martin announced that he had completed 
designs for building a 250,000 pounder 
and that he was ready to start on still 
another seaplane of twice this weight, one 
half million pounds. 

Research In Other Fields 

Under Martin's counselling, the com- 
pany in recent years began research in other 
fields. As a result, $3,000,000 was allocated 
for the erection of a plant in Painesville, 
Ohio, where the Martin Company will pro- 
duce Marvinol, a vinyl type synthetic resin, 
which can be used as a coating for fabrics, 
papers and metals. 

Another new Martin development was 
Multi-Mulsion, a process by which metal, 
wood, leather, plastics or almost any other 
surface can be made usable for photo- 
graphic reproduction. So successful was 
this product, that by the end of 1946, it 
had achieved national distribution. 

A third success to come from Martin 
laboratories was Honeycomb, developed in 
cooperation with the U. S. Plywood Cor- 
poration of New York. Made of a "honey- 
comb" of cloth or paper sandwiched be- 
tween and firmly bonded to thin sheets of 
aluminum, stainless steel, wood veneer or 
plastic, the new waterproof sheets are struc- 
turally far stronger than anything of the 
same weight now being produced. 

Cannily, Martin used Honeycomb, his 
own product, in the newest Martin post- 
war planes as flooring, bulkheads, doors, 
shelves, etc. because of its great strength 
and weight saving characteristics. 

In December of 1944, Glenn Martin an- 
nounced that his company had made a gift 
of §1,700,000 to the University of Maryland 
for the establishment of a school offering 
specialized instruction in aeronautical 
sciences and opportunities for research in 
the same field. A second gift of $800,000 to 
the same foundation followed a year later. 
Much encouraged by Mr. Martin's magnifi- 
cent gesture, the State appropriated $700,- 
000 for the same purpose and with the 
opening of the fall semester of 1947, The 
Glenn L. Martin College of Engineering 
and Aeronautical Sciences was expected to 
be in full operation with many new build- 
ings and one of the finest wind tunnels in 
the country. 

With the long range vision and foresight 
which the world has come to expect of 
Glenn Martin, he announced shortly after 
the close of World War II that his company 
would embark for the first time on a pro- 
gram of passenger and cargo plane construc- 

Former Competitors 

So well received were the new Martin 
Models, the 2-0-2 cargo and 3-0-3, that in 
the Fall of 1946, orders had been placed 
for them by nine domestic and three foreign 
passenger airlanes and four domestic cargo 
operators. At this time the backlog of un- 
delivered commercial and warplane order 
held by the Martin Company had reached 
the astounding peacetime total of S196,- 
000,000, the greatest of any aircraft manu- 
facturer in the world. 

Today many of Martin's greatest com- 
petitors are old employees of his. Glenn 
Martin, himself, is one of the few pioneer 
fliers of America who is guiding the des- 
tinies of his own company. 

He has been honored for his work on 
many occasions including doctor's degrees 
from three American Universities; was 
awarded The Collier Trophy by President 
Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 for the great- 
est aeronautical achievement in America; 
and was presented the Guggenheim Medal 
by the Institute of the Aeronautical 
Sciences in 1941 for his contribution to 
aeronautical development. 


Courses in Leadership and Naval Courts 
and Boards are being offered now to the 
Officer's Section of the Naval Reserve. The 
courses will be given each Tuesday evening 
at the Reserve Armory in the Naval Gun 
Factory, Washington, D. C. Instructors 
for the courses will be Captain Myron G. 
Ehrlich, USNR and Lt. Comdr. Richard 
L. Tedrow, USNR. 

The courses would encompass the whole 
field of Naval Justice, beginning with an 
introduction to Naval Law and ending 
with rules of evidence and the general 
rules of procedure of fact finding bodies. 



JUSTICE Robert France, who graduated 
from the University of Maryland (Law) 
in 1923, has been appointed, by Governor 
Herbert R. O'Conor, of Maryland, to the 
Supreme Bench of Baltimore. The appoint- 
ment fills the vacancy created by the death 
of Justice J. Craig McLanahan. 

Judge France was born in Baltimore, 
Maryland, November 2, 1896, son of Joseph 
C. France and Roberta L. France. Attended 
Boys' Latin School and Johns Hopkins 
University, graduating with the Degree of 
A. B. in 1917. 

Joined the American Field Service, April 
1, 1917, and served with the French Army 
on the Chemin des Dames front as driver 
of an ammunition truck during the summer 
and winter of 1917. Graduated from French 
Officers' School at Meaux, November 1, 
1917, and continued to serve with the 
French Army as Commanding Officer of 
ammunition train. 

Subsequently transferred to the American 
Expeditionary Forces and commissioned 
First Lieutenant in the Motor Transport 
Corps, serving in France throughout the 
balance of the War and %vas discharged 
from active service on July 15, 1919 with 
rank of Captain. Member of the Towson 
Post, American Legion. 

Studied law at the University of Mary- 
land from 1920 to 1923, graduating with 
the degree of L. L. B. Became member of 
the Trial Staff of United Railway and 
Electric Company of Baltimore City, and an 
associate in the law firm of Janney, Ober, 
Slingluff and Williams. Formed partner- 
ship with Walter V. Harrison of Baltimore 
City for the general practice of law, June 
I, 1929, and continued in the general prac- 
tice of law until dissolution of the partner- 
ship in 1938. Individually continued the 
practice of law thereafter. Elected Secre- 
tary of the Bar Association of Baltimore 
City in 1929, and re-elected in this capacitv 
annually until 1938, when elected President 
of the Association. Elected Secretary of the 
Maryland State Bar Association, January 
1944. Appointed Chief Judge of the Traf- 
fic Court of Baltimore City by Governor 
O'Conor, June 1, 1939, and re-appointed 
Chief Judge in 1943. Served as Executive 
Director of the Maryland Council of De- 
fense from September 1, 1942 until May 
1, 1943, and Chairman of the Governor's 

Alumni Association, University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 


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Austin C. Diggs, '22 Calvert Building, Baltimore, Md. 

J. Homer Remsberg, '18, Middletown, Md. 

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Harry E. Haslinger, '33, 313 V St., N.E.. Washington, D. C. 

Charles V. Koons, '29, 2828 McKinley Plate, N.W., Washington, D. C. 

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The Publication of the Alumni Association. 
Harvey L. Miller, Managing Editor 
Jane A. Troy, Circulation Manager. 

Commission on the Revision of the State 
Motor Vehicle Laws. Appointed Chairman 
of the Maryland State Tax Commission 
May 1, 1943 to fill unexpired term of 
Judge William Henderson, and reappointed 
for full term on June 1, 1943. Appointed 
General Counsel to the Public Service 
Commission of Maryland on November 
13th, 1945 for a term of six (6) years by 
Governor Herbert R. O'Conor. Member of 
the Sherbow Commission on the distribu- 
tion of tax revenues. Appointed Associate 
Judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore 
City by Governor O'Conor on December 7, 


Mr. and Mrs. William Burleigh, both 
Maryland graduates, may now be addressed 
c/o Arabian American Oil Company, Teha- 
hran, Saudi Arabia. 

Bill Burleigh graduated from the College 
of Arts and Science in 1928. Anita Peters 
i Mrs. Burleigh) graduated from the Col- 
lege of Education in 1929. They have done 
a great deal of traveling in the near East 
and through Europe. Their former ad- 
dress was 1825 St. Francis Way, San Carlos, 


Family precedent and concern for the 
future of St. Marys County led former Lt. 
Comdr. Joseph A. Mattinglv to become a 
Democratic candidate for Delegate to Mary- 
land's General Assembly. In November he 
steamed to success. 

The 30-year-old Assemblyman-elect, on 
his initial venture into politics, followed 
footsteps of his father, Joseph M. Mattingly, 
who srved two terms in the same office 
and for 18 years was clerk of the Circuit 
Court for St. Marys County. 

Mr. Mattingly, born on his parents' farm 
near Leonardtown, and received his elemen- 
tary education at St. Marys Academy and 
Leonard Hall High School. 

After completing academic courses at the 
University of Maryland, College Park, he 
entered the university's Baltimore Law 
School, where he was elected president of 
the freshman class. 

After graduation in 1941 he was ad- 
mitted to the Maryland bar, and in Novem- 
ber of the same year entered the Navy as 
an ensign. During four and a half years' 
service he saw action in Aleutian and 
Philippine waters. 

Mr. Mattingly, unmarried, has offices in 
Leonardtown and lives at the family home. 


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A G-man whose hobby is the American 
Legion, Lee R. Pennington, graduate of 
University of Maryland's College of Engi- 
neering, spends most of his leisure hours 
helping veterans of World War II hurdle 
jumps similar to those he himself encoun- 
tered after World War I. 

"That period of readjustment," he said, 
"is tough. I know. I went through it!" 

A past Department Commander of the 
Legion and veterans' preference chairman 
during 194."). Pennington is one of those 
big, likable chaps whose very demeanor 
inspires confidences. The GIs know this. 
They come to him when the going is really 

A fitting example was the recent Williams 
realty case in Washington. The bovs poured 
out their troubles without, however. am' 
definite hope he could do anything about 
it. Pennington, an inspector in charge of 
the accounts and frauds section of the Fed- 
eral Bureau of Investigation, shrewdly esti- 
mated which way the wind was blowing. 
He advised publicity rather than lengthv 
litigation in the courts. 

"Something had to be done quickly," 
he said, "before all the assets were gone. 
1 only advised them to go to the news- 

There is one ex-GI who owes his libertv 
lo this kindly G-man, himself the father of 
a veteran of World War II. 

The boy had already served five months 
of a long sentence when Pennington heard 
his storv. 

"I decided he was framed," he said, add- 
ing simply, "so I set about to prove it." 

Today the veteran is not only a free 
man, but that dishonorable discharge has 
been revoked. 

Pennington was born in Martinsburg, 
W. Va., and reared in Havre de Grace. 
His father was a dentist. The son attended 
the University of Maryland, graduating 
with a degree in mechanical engineering 
at Maryland. He entered World War I. 

He served 15 months overseas and holds 
the Purple Heart for wounds received in 
action five davs before the armistice and 

the Silver Star for "taking a town that was 
right hard to take." 

One of his proudest possessions is his 
saber, won during his college days for hav- 
ing the best-dressed company in the cadet 
corps. His son, former Lt. Comdr. William 
Carter Pennington, carried it during his 
high-school cadet days and later used it 
to cut his wedding cake. 

"He's the one you should write about," 
said his dad. "Spent four years on a de- 
stroyer and came out of the war outrank- 
ing the old man!" — Elizabeth Oldfield in 
the Washington Times Herald. 


Dr. Albert F. Woods, who served as 
President of the University of Maryland 
from 1917 to 1926, and who has devoted 
more than half a century to agriculture, 
retired as educational adviser of the Agri- 
culture Department Graduate School on 
December 31, 1946. 

The school, conducted by the depart- 
ment, offers undergraduate and graduate 
courses in a variety of subjects, primarily 
to Federal employes. 

Dr. Woods became director of the Agri- 
culture Department Graduate School in 
1926 as part of his duties as director of 
scientific work in the department and be- 
came educational adviser in 1940. 

Dr. Woods' retirement from the depart- 
ment will not end the experimental work 
in agriculture. 

Instead, he plans to devote his time to 
research on the nature and control of plant 
diseases, making use of laboratory facilities 
at the University of Maryland, where his 
son, Dr. Mark W. Wood, is associate pro- 
fessor in plant pathology. 

The elder Dr. Woods, who discovered 
the cause of mosaic disease to tobacco plants 
in 1898, will investigate plant viruses at- 
tacking potatoes and many other crops, 
the younger Dr. Woods said today. 


"After reviewing my copy of "MARY- 
LAND" recentlv, I am convinced that you 
now have an alumni publication more in 
keeping with the up and coming spirit 
of our University," writes Mr. A. Ward 
Greenwood, 3399 Highview Terrace, S. E., 
Washington 20, D. C, continuing: 

"I enjoyed every portion of the magazine 
and particularly those items which gave me 
an indication of some of the successes 
achieved by former classmates of whom I 
had heard nothing in recent years. 

"In hopes that you can continue to give 
us something of real interest I want you 
to have my support in the form of a five 
dollar check enclosed herewith. 

"Just in case you may need to fill up a 
little space sometime, I had better tell you 
something of my activities since leaving 
Maryland as a graduate in 1928 with a B.S. 
degree in Civil Engineering. While there I 
was a member of Tau Beta Pi, Omicron 
Delta Kappa and Scabbard and Blade. The 
first several years after graduation were 
spent with the C. & P. Telephone Com- 
pany in Washington, D. C, and Charles- 
ton, W. Va. 


Now in California, to return to Maryland. 

Paul David Arthur, who was chosen by University 
of Maryland, College of Engineering, for Fellow- 
ship offered by Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Cor- 
poration. Now engaged in an in-training course 
with this corporation at San Diego, Calif. Returns 
to University of Maryland September 1947 for study 
leading to Master's degree in engineering. He 
matriculated at University of Maryland September 
1941; (Tau Beta Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa. Phi 
Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, A. S. M. E.) 

First prize A. S. M. E. Convention, Johns Hopkins, 
April 1944, for presentation "Optimum Compres- 
sion Ratios for Diesel Engines"; 

B. S., June 1944, age 19; 

Employed by National Advisory Council for Aero- 
nautics, Cleveland, Ohio; 

Paul served in the Army, 18 months, U. S. and 

"Illness and the depression made the next 
few years rather difficult. In 1934 I went 
with the Public Roads Administration of 
the Federal Works Agency and have been 
with that organization as an engineer ever 
since. Our work in the National Capital 
Parks residency has to do with the parks in 
and around Washington primarily, but the 
war shifted us into defense access roads in 
this area. Probably our most exciting proj- 
ect was the network of roads in the vicinitv 
of the Pentagon Building with its 21 
bridges, interchanges and miles of paving, 
rushed to completion to take care of the 
30.000 War Dept. employees there. 

"I hope more of the old timers send in 
data so we can keep in touch with each 
other a bit more. 

"Good luck in vour new undertaking." 


Dr. William F. Falls, who has been on 
sabbatical leave from the language depart- 
ment since June, returned from France, 
and will resume his teaching duties in 

Dr. Falls, while in France, spent most of 
his time in Paris and the Touraine region. 
His main purpose in going to France was 
to view the situation there, for it has been 
ten years since his last visit, and also, to 
gather material for a book on the writings 
of Duhamel. Dr. Falls says he thinks Duha- 
mel was "one of the great men of the 
day and has something to say." 

A professor of French, Dr. Falls has been 
connected with the Foreign Language de- 
partment since 1930. 



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He Received D.S.M. 


The Army's Distinguished Service Medal 
lias been awarded to a graduate of the 
University of Maryland and former com- 
mander of the Military District of Wash- 
ington, Rrig. Gen. Robert H. Young, for 
service in the war in Europe. 

The medal was presented by I.t. Gen. 
Leonard T. Gerow, commandant of the 
Command and General Staff School, Fort 
Leavenworth. Kans.. where (.en. Young is 
a member of the faculty. 

I lie citation accompanying the award 
said it was for services from November 1. 
I'M I. to January 1">. 1945. During the 
period (.en. Young was assistant com- 
mander of the 3d Infantry Division, fight- 
ing in France and Germany. 

(.en. Noting commanded the Washington 
Military District from July 1945, to June 

General Noting also holds the French 
Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the 
Silver Star. 

At Maryland General Young was a Mili- 
tary Honor Student and later served on 
the ROTC staff at College Park. 

He came to Maryland from Tc< h High 
in Washington and was President of the 
Student Assembly. 

General Young's Daughter, Connie, is a 
Maryland student. 


J. Marshall (Joe) Malhias, Aits and 
Sciences '35, former editor of The Diamond 
back, who was on the Times and Post of 
Washington before going into the Naw 
(1942-45), now is practicing law with Wal- 
let M. Meernian. with offices at 7218 Wis- 
consin Avenue, Bethesda, Md, 

Joe married Ruth Wellington. Home 
Economics '.'«>. of Takoma Park. Md.. who 
also was prominent in campus affairs. They 
have two children, Mark and Mania. 

Joe tells that he rents his offices from I d 
Hatcher, '37, Engineering, who is in the 
same building in conducting an air duct 
installation business. 


John (.. Luntz, 42, 711 Walker Ave., 
Baltimore, is back with the Western Elec- 
tric Company in Baltimore with the Qual- 
ity Control Division, after thirty-eight 
months in the Army. He was a supply ser- 
geant in the Chemical Warfare School De- 
tachment at Fdgewood Arsenal. 

Mr. Luntz was married shortly after leav- 
ing the Arm) lo Miss Cora L. Defibough. 
a former captain in the Army Nurse Corps 
willi the 801st Medical Air Evacuation 
Squadron in which she was a flight nurse 
mi an ambulance plane in the Pacific. 


President Truman appointed S. Scott 
Beck, Jr., 32-year-old Cheslertown attor- 
ney, as Comptroller of Customs for the 
Port of Baltimore, a position held by his 
late father from 1933 until his death in 
March 1944. 

The new Comptroller is a native of 
Rent, a graduate of University of Maryland 
Law School. He served for five years in 
the U. S. Naval Reserve during the late 
war. with a considerable period of duty in 
the Pacific theatre. 


Dr. Ernest N. Cory, who last month, at a con- 
vention in Richmond, Virginia, was elected Presi- 
dent of the American Association of Economic 


At the University of Maryland Dr. Cory heads 
the Entomology Department and is Assistant Di- 
rector of the University's Extention Service. 

He is also a member of the University's Athletic 
Board, which governs all athletic activities at 

Dr. Cory, has been engaged in entomological 
work for more than 35 years. Starting as an 
instructor following his graduation in 190?, he ad- 
vanced rapidly and for many years has headed 
the entomology in the research, teaching, and 
extension. His contacts throughout the state in 
connection with the regulatory functions as State 
Entomologist are very wide. At the annual meeting 
of the Maryland Nurserymen's Association in Janu- 
ary, 1 945, he was given a testimonial dinner in 
recognition of his service to that industry. Under 
his guidance, the little-known department of en- 
tomology at the University has been developed 
into one that is deserving of national recognition. 

Dr. Cory has served as secretary of the associa- 
tion of which he now becomes president, and is a 
past-president of the Washington Entomological 
Society. For ten years, he has been Secretary- 
Business Manager of Economic Entomology, and 
he is a member of a number of honorary societies. 
Nearly 400 entomologists attended the Richmond 


First Lt. William Holbrook, M.C., U. S. Army, 
pictured above, is a graduate of the University of 
Maryland (A&S) where he was on the boxing team 
and a member of the track squad. Besides being 
president of his graduating class, he was also 
president of his class in Medical School. Not only 
a star in sports, Bill was also an honor student, 
winning the gold watch for being such an out- 
standing student at Maryland. 

At Medical School he continued to keep his good 
record by winning the faculty medal given to the 
outstanding medical student. (BS. '42). 

Dr. Holbrook is now stationed in Europe. 


Air defenses of recaptured Guam, dur- 
ing World War II, were under the com- 
mand of colorful. District-born, Marine 
Col. Peter P. Schrider of Silver Spring. Md., 
a fireball pitcher for the University of 
Maryland 21 years ago before he started 
his career as a leading marine airman. 

The six-foot, gray-haired veteran of Nica- 
ragua directed the crack marine fighter 
scjiiadrons which flew in from a carrier 
shortly after D-day and then operated from 
the former Japanese air strip on Orotc 
Peninsula, captured after one of the blood- 
iest battles of the Guam campaign. 

Under his personal supervision marine 
ground crewmen followed in the wake of 
assault troops, unloaded equipment on 
heavily-mined beaches, and, despite con- 
stant harassment by Jap snipers, put Orote 
Field into operation only a few hours 
after it had been cleared of its organized 
Jap resistance. 

During the fierce naval shelling and 
aerial bombardment, which preceded the 
marine landing, the Maryland airman was 
aboard a vessel in the task force which 
cruised for days under the muzzles of Jap 
coastal defenses. 

A former member of a famous marine 
aerial stunt team, the 41 -year-old colonel 
is a veteran of action at Attn and in the 
Gilberts, where he was acting chief of staff 
to Marine Lt. Gen. Holland M. Smith, 
commanding general. Fleet Marine Force, 

Born in Takoma Park, Col. Schrider at- 
tended the District's schools and St. John's 
Junior College before entering the Uni- 
versity of Maryland. 

At Maryland he was a star pitcher on 
the varsity baseball team, and years later 
continued his diamond career by coaching 
a championship team at Pensacola Naval 
Air Station in Florida. 



Above are pictured the two sons of Dean S. S. Steinberg both of whom are alumni of the University of 
Maryland. Douglas S., Class of '40, and Edward H., Class of '43, are both graduates of the College of 
Commerce, now known as the College of Business and Public Administration. They both served in the 
Army Air Forces during the war, the former with headquarters at Tampa, Florida, and the latter in the 
Pacific Theater at Okinawa. Incidentally, father and sons are members of Sigma Chi, and all three are 
also members of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the national honorary leadership fraternity. 


Appointment of Richard W. Case, gradu- 
ate of University of Maryland and Uni- 
versity of Maryland Law School, as an 
assistant attorney general was announced l>\ 
Hall Hammond, Attorney General of Mary- 

"I am happy to be able to secure for the 
State the legal services of Mr. Case." Mr. 
Hammond said. 

"In his comparatively few years at the 
bar, Mr. Case has established an enviable 
reputation with his fellow lawyers. He 
has shown a particular aptitude for the 
theory and application of tax law. and this 
ability, and his high general legal com- 
petence, should make him very valuable to 
the State Law Department. 

"His ability was recognized by his 
appointment as a member of the Sherbow 
Tax Commission, to whose work he made 
a valuable contribution." 

Since his graduation, Mr. Case has lec- 
tured at the law school on taxation. He 
has served as chairman of the legislation 
committee of the Junior Association of 
Commerce and the Junior Bar Association. 
Recently, he served as a special aide to 
the Attorney General to assist in the pre- 
paration of legislation carrying out the 
proposals of the Sherbow report. 

Mr. Case has been a contributor to the 
Maryland Law Revieiu and the University 
of Virginia Law Review. The new assistant 
is a member of the American Bar Associa- 
tion and its committee on taxation, and 
also a member of the Maryland and Balti- 
more City Bar Associations. 

Mr. Case is married and lives at 1506 
l'entridge road, Baltimore. He is associated 
with the law firm of Semmes, Bowen & 


Baltimore's new Representative is Hugh 
A. Meade, Democrat, who will represent 
the 2nd Maryland district. He succeeds H. 
Streett Baldwin, Democrat. 

Mr. Meade is 39. He served in the Navy 
during the recent war, and has practiced 
law in Baltimore for more than 12 years. 

He is a graduate of Maryland Law School. 
He started his career as secretary to Gov. 
Albert Ritchie. He was elected to the 
State Legislature in 1934. In 1936, Mr. 
Meade was appointed supervisor of assess- 
ments of Baltimore. 

Attorney General William C. Walsh in 
1938 named Mr. Meade assistant attorney 
general, assigning him to legislative work. 
In this capacity, he gained valuable ex- 
perience in preparing bills. Except for the 
time he was away in the Navy, Mr. Meade 
served in the attorney general's office until 

The new member is married and the 
father of six children. 


G. Kenneth Horvath, BA '35, MA '44. 
1316 Hanover Street, Baltimore 30, Mary- 
land, writes that he is married to the 
former Agnes L. Marley, of Baltimore and 
that they have one child, Theresa Marley 
Horvath, 4. Mr. Hovath is a teacher of 
social studies in Baltimore's Public Schools. 
He is a Phi Delta Kappa, Beta Epsilon 
Chapter and Iota Lambda Sigma, Nu Chap- 
ter. Mr. Horvath has written various maga- 
zine articles as well as "Annexations in the 
History of Baltimore City", 1946; "Earnings 
and Expebditured of Boys in General 
(1945) Vocational Schools." 

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will learn about 

why not send them 


by the year?" 

"The coupon below 
will do the trick!" 


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University of Maryland, 
College Park, Md. 

Inclosed is $3.00. 

Please send "MARYLAND' 
for twelve issues to 




Miss Belt) Louise Gilbert of -141049th 
Street. N.W., Washington 16, D.C. is serv- 
ing on an overseas assignment with the 
American Red Cross in the European 
Theater of Operations. 

She is the daughter of Major General 
v Mrs. Harold N. Gilbert. 

This is her first assignment with the Red 
Cross overseas. 

Trior to accepting this position with the 
Red Cross she worked for the Navy De- 

Miss Gilbert graduated from Woodrow 
Wilson High School and attended the Uni- 
versity of Maryland. College of Home 
Economics, '39, member of Delta Delta 

MLss Gilbert is one of some 2.800 Ameri- 
can Red Cross workers still serving U.S. 
troops abroad. 


Thomas C. Carrico, southern Maryland 
lawyer, was recently sworn in as State's 
Attorney for Charles County, Maryland. 

Mr. Carrico who maintains law offices at 
La Plata with his brother Rudolf A. Car- 
rico, was appointed to fill the unexpired 
term of Edward J. Edelen. The term will 
expire in November, 1950. 

Mr. Carrico received his law degree from 
the University of Maryland Law School in 
1943. He received his BA degree from 
the university in 1940. 

His brother, Rudolf, has been appointed 
to the House of Delegates to fill out the un- 
expired term of the late James Matthews. 

A former trial magistrate in Charles 
County and a former member of the House 
of Delegates, Rudolf A. Carrico served in 
the Navy with the rank of lieutenant dur- 
ing the war. He graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Maryland Law School in 1933. 


Arthur E. Durfee, Ithaca, N. Y., has been 
appointed assistant extension editor at the 
University of Maryland to succeed J. T. 
Kangas, who resigned recently to accept 
another position. 

Mr. Durfee has done feature writing for 
the New York State College of Agriculture, 
has worked as a county agent and assistant 
county agent, and has been a staff member 
of the office of extension teaching and in- 


A Marine officer since his graduation from the 
University of Maryland in 1926, Col. John Ralph 
(Pat) Lanigan, pictured above, has earned numer- 
ous awards for his meritorious conduct under fire. 

He was with the fighting 4th Division from the 
time it was organized. He started out with the 
23d Marines and then, as a battalion commander, 
trained the 3d Battalion, oldest in the division. 
During the invasions of the Marshalls, Saipan and 
Tinian, he was regimental executive officer of the 
23d Marines and was in front line action every 

Col. Lanigan was decorated with the Navy Cross 
in the Iwo Jima campaign for leading his men in 
the capture of a fortified cliff to secure the right 
flank of the landing forces, and then going from 
company to company of an assault unit, encourag- 
ing the men, by his display of courage in the face 
of enemy fire, to capture the East Boat Basin area. 

For his astute use of loud speakers and captured 
civilians to persuade natives and the enemy to sur- 
render on Tinian he was awarded the Legion of 
Merit. The citation revealed that he was with the 
assault elements of a combat team formed to elimi- 
nate Jap forces on the island. His propaganda 
efforts were credited with saving many civilian and 
military lives. 

Col. Lanigan, a native of Washington, attended 
parochial schools, McKinley High School and 
Emerson Institute. He played a stellar role in 
Maryland football for three years. 

Previous to World War II, he served at Marine 
establishments on the East Coast and on a battle- 
ship force, and in Nicaragua and China. 

His sister, Mrs. Agatha Lanigan Helan, lives at 
5311 Thirteenth street N.W. 


Capital Airlincs-P.C.A. announced the ap- 
pointment of William H. (Bill) Filbry as 
Chief Flight Agent. The former flight agent 
instructor served in the Navy during the 
war. He is a graduate of the University 
<>l Maryland. 


Wilbur Devilbiss, who received the Mas- 
ter of Arts degree from the University of 
Maryland in 1935 was awarded the Doctor 
of Education degree from The George 
Washington University. 

Dr. Devilbiss who received the Bachelor 
of Arts degree from Western Maryland 
College in 1925. has been state supervisor of 
high schools in Maryland since 1942. His 
doctor's disseration was written on the 
subject: "Criteria of a Good Master Sche- 
dule with Special Reference to Small and 
Medium Sized High Schools." 


Edward E. Quinn is a major in the 
Pharmacy Corps of the regular Army. He 
recently completed a tour of duty at Oliver 
General Hospital, Augusta, Ga. A new 
baby boy for the Quinns, Richard M., 
bring the Quinn youngsters to a trio. 

Major Quinn was for three years a Mary- 
land track star, quarter mile, relay. BS '35, 
Phys Ed '36. 


Thomas P. Corwin, University of Mary- 
land, BA '35, Arts & Sciences (Sigma Phi 
Sigma), formerly Colonel, Finance Depart- 
ment, United States Army is now engaged 
in the general practice of law in association 
with the Washington office of Mal>el Wal- 
ker Willebrandt, Shoreham Building, Fif- 
teenth and H Streets, N.W., Washington 
5 D. C. 


Ralph W. Keller, Washington, D. C, has 
been commissioned a first lieutenant in the 
Air Corps of the regular army. Keller, a 
graduate of Frederick High School, rose to 
the rank of major during the war. He has 
his A.B. and B.S. from the University of 
Maryland and was working on his MA. at 
Cornell University when called into service. 


Members of the Chevy Chase branch, 
Legue of American Pen Women, were en- 
tertained by Miss Vienna Curtiss, head of 
the department of practical art, University 
of Maryland, at the American Newspaper 
Women's Club. Washington, D. C. 

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Ogden — Speicher 

Mrs. John E. Speicher, announces the 
engagement of her daughter, Martha Re- 
becca to Mr. Harry F. Ogden, of Baltimore. 

Miss Speicher attended Bucknell Uni- 
versity and was graduated from Washing- 
ton College. 

Mr. Ogden, a graduate of the University 
of Maryland Law School, is affiliated with 
the Fidelity and Guaranty Insurance Cor- 

Gilbertson — McElfresh 

Mr. and Mrs. John L. McElfresh of 
Bethesda announce the engagement of their 
daughter, Miss Gertrude Elizabeth McEl- 
fresh to Mr. Robert Gilbertson. 

Miss McElfresh is a member of Sigma 
Kappa sorority at the University of Mary- 
land, from which she will be graduated in 
June. She is a graduate of Bethesda-Chevy 
Chase High School. 

Mr. Gilbertson received a B. S. degree 
from the College of Agriculture at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in 1944 and a member 
of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. 

Poole — Bovard 

Mr. and Mrs. John Bovard of Takoma 
Park announce the engagement of their 
daughter Miss Janet B. Bovard, to Mr. 
Charles T. Poole, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Poole also of Takoma Park. 

Miss Bovard graduated in June from the 
Pennsylvania College in Pittsburgh. 

Mr. Poole is now attending the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, College of Agriculture. 

Wilson— Waller 

The engagement of Miss Jean M. Waller 
to Mr. Henry C. Wilson has been an- 
nounced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. 
C. Waller of Washington. 

Miss Waller attended George Washington 
University. Her fiance, the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. M. J. Wilson of this city, was re- 
cently discharged from the Navy and is 
now attending the University of Maryland, 
College of Engineering. 

Lei th a user — Schmidt 

Miss Doris Melba Schmidt's engage- 
ment to Mr. Charles Henry Leithauser has 
been announced by her parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. John Robert Schmidt. The bride- 
groom-elect is the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
George Leithauser of Baltimore. 

The bride-to-be studied at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, College of Home 
Economics, the Maryland Institute of Art 
and the Abbott Art School. At the present 
time she is an interior decorator with the 
Government. Her fiance, who served in 
the Navy during the war, attended Williams 
College in Massachusetts. 

Currin — Biebusch 

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Biebusch, Sil- 
ver Spring, announce the engagement of 
their daughter, Marcella Marie, to Lt. Clif- 
ton B. Currin, of Bethesda, Md. 

Lt. Currin is the son of Mrs. Maude Cur- 

rin, of Bethesda, and the late Clifton 

Miss Biebusch attended the University of 
Maryland, where she was enrolled in the 
College of Arts and Science and graduated 
with a B. A. degree in 1943. For the past 
two years she has been residing and work- 
ing in St. Louis, Mo. 

Lt. Currin also received his degree in 
chemical engineering at the University of 
Maryland in 1943 before entering the serv- 
ice. He served with the First and Third 
Armies in Germany and upon returning to 
the United States was transferred to the 
Counter Intelligence Corps. He has just 
returned from a year's service in Japan. 

Smusyn — Langmack 

Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Langmack announce 
the engagement of their daughter, Betty- 
Nina, to Midshipman Nicholas William 
Smusyn, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. W. 
Smusyn, Chicago, III. 

The bride-elect attended Holton-Arms 
School and Calvin Collidge High School 
and is now in her junior year at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, where she is a mem- 
ber of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. The 
bridegroom-elect attended Drake Uni- 
versity before serving in the Navy for a 
year and a half. He is now completing his 
studies at the U. S. Naval Academy. The 
wedding will take place following his grad- 
uation in June. 

Guerrieri — Roop 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Clifton Roop, New 
Windsor, announce the engagement of their 
daughter, Betty Jane to Medi Benjamin 
Guerrieri son of Dr. and Mrs. E. Guerrieri 
of Montgomery, W. Va. Miss Roop was 
graduated from the New Windsor High 
School and completed a pre-medical course 
at Juniata College in Huntington, Pa. She 
is a graduate nurse of the University of 
Maryland hospital in Baltimore, where she 
is now doing special duty nursing. 

Hr-'->---' , -nce 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter V. Hurley of 
Hyattsville announced the engagement of 
their daughter, Miss Florence Olive Hurley, 
to Mr. Benjamin Laveille Hance, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Hance, of Plum 

Miss Hurley is a graduate of the 
University of Maryland College of Agricul- 
ture, 1946, member of Sigma Kappa 
Sorority where Mr. Hance also was a 
student before entering the service and 
serving three years in the Pacific area. 


Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Haller an- 
nounced the engagement of their daughter, 
Miss Edna Louis Haller, to Mr. William 
Jackson Holloway, son of Dr. and Mrs. Fred 
G. Holloway of Westminster, Md. 

Miss Haller is a graduate of Western 
Maryland College and Mr. Holloway, who 
attended Dickinson College and Western 
Maryland, is now at the University of Mary- 
j.ind Medical School. 


Mr. and Mrs. Emile W. Oeschger an- 
nounced the engagement of their daughter, 
Miss Susan Sylvia Oeschger, to Mr. John 
Newman Libby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mel- 
len N. Libby. 

Miss Oeschger attended Strayer College 
of Accountancy. Mr. Libby served for 
three years in the Army Signal Corps and 
is now studying at the University of Mary- 
land, College of Engineering. 


The engagement of Miss Helen Ruth 
Hansford and Mr. Arthur Edward Piehler 
has been announced by the bride-elect's 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Hansford of 
Steyer, Md. 

Mr. Piehler is the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
A. W. Piehler of Dolgeville, N. Y., and is 
a student at Colgate University. Miss Hans- 
ford is a student at the University of 

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Mr. and Mrs. Paul Adolph Martin of 
Westmoreland Hills announced the engage- 
ment of their daughter, Miss Patricia Ham- 
mond Martin, to Lt. Raymond Edward 
Thayer, now on duty at Fort Sill, Okla. 

A graduate of Holy Cross Academy, the 
bride-elect also attended the University of 
Maryland and now is a student at Vassar 

Lt. Thayer is the son of Comdr. Lewis 
McKay Thayer of the Coast Guard and 
Mrs. Thayer of San Francisco. He at- 
tended San Juan Military Academy in 
Puerto Rico and the Severn School and is a 
graduate of the United States Military 


Dr. and Mrs. Henry F. Mess, of Silver 
Spring, announced the engagement of their 
daughter, Miss Helen Rosemary Mess, to 
Emory Bandon Kreiter, son of Mrs. Letitia 
of Washington, and the late Robert E. P. 

The bride is to be graduated from the 
Academy of Holy Names in Silver Spring 
?nd attended the University of Maryland 
College of Education and the Washington 
School for Secretaries. Mr. Kreiter was 
graduated from Fork Union Military Aca- 
demy, and after four years of service in the 
army is now attending George Washington 


Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Lawson, of Wash- 
ington, D. C, announced the engagement 
of their daughter, Miss Patricia Lawson, 
to Mr. Wesley M. Morris, Jr., son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Morris of Geithersburg. Mr. 
Morris is attending the University of 
Maryland following two years overseas with 
the Marine Corps. 



The engagement of Miss Carolyn King 
to Lt. (j.g.) Kenneth R. Scudder, U. S. N. R., 
son of Mr. Carroll J. Scudder of Kcmpton, 
Ind., has been announced by the parents 
of the bride-elect, Mr. and Mrs. John 
Mt.idor King, of Wilmington, Del. 

Miss King is a student at the University 
of Maryland and Lt. Scudder was graduated 
from Purdue University in 1944 as a me- 
chanical and aeronautical engineer. He 
served in the Pacific aboard the U. S. S. 
Southern Seas and is now on duty in the 
Office of Naval Research in Washington. 


Mr. and Mrs. Nat Levin, of Laurel, have 
announced the engagement of their daugh- 
ter, Ann, to Harvey I. Rosenthal, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Louis M. Rosenthal, of 

Miss Levin is a graduate of Grier School 
in Birmingham, Pa., and attended the 
University of Maryland. Mr. Rosenthal is 
engaged in business with his father in 
Washington. He attended George Wash- 


Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Bible of Cumber- 
land, announced the engagement of their 
daughter Mary Margaret (Peggy) to Edwin 
James Scott son of Mrs. Eola Scott, also of 

Miss Bible is a graduate of Catholic 
Girls' Central High School and Business 
School. She was a member of the Girl's 
Glee Club, and also sang with the Balti- 
more and Ohio Glee Club and quartet. 

Mr. Scott is a graduate of Allengany High 
School and attended Potomac State College, 
Keyser, W. Va. Following his graduation 
from the University of Maryland College of 
Engineer '46, Mr. Scott served in the Army 
for thirty months. Eighteen months were 
spent in the South West Pacific. 


Ruth Roberta Sterling (daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Morris Sterling, 2301 Brookfield 
Avenue, Baltimore), was married to Henry 
Norman Steckler (son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Morris Steckler of Baltimore). 

Mr. Steckler, a graduate of the Univer- 
sity of Maryland, College of Education, 
1942; has recently been discharged from 
Service as a First Lieutenant; after having 
served over four years in the U. S. Army. 
Mrs. Steckler was a student at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland and Johns Hopkins. 

Residence at 1607 W. Vernon Ave., Los 
Angeles 37, Calif. 


Miss Bcrnice Lorraine Johnson became 
the bride of Floyd William Odell at Rock- 
ton, Illinois last month. 

The bide graduated from Maryland in 
June, 1946, BS in Nursery School Educa- 
tion. Sorority AOPi. She had attended 

Rockford's East High School and trans 
fcrred from Whcaton College i Illinois) to 

Mr. Odell received his BS degree in 
architectural engineering from the Univer- 
sity of Illinois in 1943. OX fraternity. Dur- 
ing three years of military service he served 
as aide-de-camp to the Commanding Gen- 
eral, 21st Artillery Corps and was overseas 
for ten months in Europe. The couple's 
home address is 911 23rd Avenue, Moline, 

Gregory- McKinley 

Miss Anne Cary McKinley was married to 
Jack Neil Gregory, formerly of Alexandria, 
S. Dak. 

Mr. Gregory is attending George Wash- 
ington University and his bride attended 
the University of Maryland. 


Miss Margaret Bell Norton, daughter of 
Mr. Raymond H. Norton of Western Breeze, 
Rockville, and the late Mrs. Norton, be- 
came the bride of Mr. William Ward 
Miles, son of Mr. and Mrs. William G. 
Miles of Gaithersburg. 

Mrs. Miles attended George Washington 
University and her husband attended Mary- 
land University. 


Miss Ursula Virginia Bruce, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Tracey K. Bruce of Washing- 
ton, and Mr. James Lee Beller, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Beller, also of 
Washington, were married last month in 
Washington, D. C. 

Mr. Beller now is attending Maryland 
University and Mrs. Beller is employed as 
a commercial artist. 


Washington, D. C, was the scene of the 
wedding of Miss Katherine Louise Cullen, 
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James 
M. Cullen of Washington, and John Joseph 
Brahm, son of Mr. and Mrs. John G. 
Brahm of this city. The Rev. Walter Hayes 

The bridegroom is now attending the 
University of Maryland, College of Engi- 


Mrs. Lelia Cox Shields of Chatham, Va., 
was married last month to Charles Henry 
Ferry. The ceremony took place in Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

The former Miss Shields studied at Mary 
Washington College of the University of 

Her husband attended the University 
of Maryland in 1939, when he was en- 
rolled in the College of Arts and Science, 
before serving five yean with the army, in 
the Panama Canal /one and the European 


Miss Florence Olive Hurley, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Walter V. Hurley of H\atts- 
villc, became the bride of Mr. Benjamin 
I.aveille Hance, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul 
L. Hance of Plum Point, Md. 

Mrs. Hance is a graduate of the Univer- 
sity of Maryland and a member of Sigma 
Kappa sorority and Sigma Alpha Omicron 
honorary fraternity. Mr. Hence attended 
the University prior to serving three years 
with the Army in the Pacific area. 


Miss Jane Agnes Wells, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Joseph Wells of Chevy Chase, 
became the bride recently of Mr. James 
Luke Troy of Washington. 

The bride formerly attended the Uni- 
versity of Maryland and is currently at- 
tached to the Publications Department and 
the staff of "MARYLAND." Her husband 
attends Lehigh University. 


Wedding bells rang out for Miss Naomi 
Claire Ziggles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Harry Louis Ziggles of Washington, who 
became the bride of Norman Levin, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Levin of Balti- 

Both the bride and bridegroom attend 
the University of Maryland. 

Hardy— St. Clair 

Two former editors of the Old Line, 
Maryland literary and humorous magazine, 
joined hands in New York on December 13 
when Betty St. Clair, '40 Arts and Sciences, 
and Jerome (Jerry) Hardy, '39 Commerce, 
were wed in the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian 

Betty's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Labert St. 
Clair live in Washington while Jerry's 
mother, Mrs. Ire Hardy, formerly of Col- 
lege Park, now resides in Pelham, N. Y. 

The bride was given in marriage by her 
father and had as her maid of honor her 
sister, Joan St. Clair of Muskegee, Okla- 
homa. Neil Hardy of Washington was his 
brother's best man. 

The bride and bridegroom both are en- 
gaged in editorial work in New York. 
Betty is on the staff of a fashion accessor- 
ies magazine and Jerry is with Doubleday 
Doran. The couple will make their home 
at 57 West 88th street in New York City. 

Harden — Russell 

In Washington, D. C, Miss Margaret C. 
Russell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. 
Russell, of Washington, became the bride 
of Herbert W. Harden, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Fred Geer Harden, of Lincoln, Nebr., 
formerly of Washington. Mrs. Harden at- 
tended Wilson Teachers College here and 
Mr. Harden received a B. S. degree from 
the College of Engineering at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in 1943. He was a mem- 
ber of Sigma Nu fraternity. 


Blanchette — Cleaveland 

In the Nativity Church. Washington, 
1). C, recently, Miss Mary Anne Cleave- 
land, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert 
Cleaveland of Takoma Park, became the 
bride of Mr. William Aldrich Blanchette, 
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Blanchette, also 
of Takoma Park. 

The bridegroom is now attending the 
University of Maryland, College of Engi- 

Tindale — Chadeayne 

Miss Ann Revell Chadeayne, the daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Frost Cha- 
deayne of St. Louis, Mo., became the bride 
of Mr. John Lingard Tindale, son of Mrs. 
Richard Talbot Tindale of New York. 

Mrs. Tindale is a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, College of Home 
Economics. She was a member of Kappa 
Kappa Gamma Sorority. Received a B. S. 
in 1943, graduated with second honors. 

Mann — Rogers 

At St. John's Episcopal Church, Bethesda, 
Md., recently, Miss Mary Elizabeth Rogers, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Halsey D. Rog- 
ers, Bethesda, became the bride of John 
W. Mann, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. 
Mann, also of Bethesda. 

Mrs. Mann was graduated from National 
Cathedral School for Girls and University 
of Oklahoma. 

Mr. Mann is a student at University of 
Maryland, where he belongs to Phi Delta 
Theta. He first enrolled in the Uni- 
versity in 1939, in the College of Commerce, 
and is now back at school after serving 
three years with the Army Air Forces. 

Masked — Ingersol 

Mr. Kenneth T. Masked, Class of 1945, 
was married to Miss Jannette Ingersol of 
Prospect Park, Pa., on May 13, 1946, in 
St. Laurence Chapel, Baltimore, Md. The 
couple are now living at 20 Sumner Road, 
Cambridge, Mass. 

Mrs. Masked is a graduate of Lasell 
Junior College, Aurbundale, Mass. 

Mr. Masked, while at Maryland was a 
member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity 
and Sigma Alpha Omicron, bacteriology 
honorary and is now employed as a bac- 
teriologist for the Fish and Wild Life 
Service in Boston, Mass. 


The marriage of Miss Jean Catherine 
Maul to Mr. Clifton M. Eisele, Jr., took 
place in Bethesda. 

The bride attended the University of 
Maryland and Mr. Eisele is a student there. 
During the war he served as a captain in 
the Army Air Forces and saw action in the 
Pacific area. 


Washington, D. C, was the scene of the 
marriage of Miss Katherine Murgia, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Murgia, 
Chevy Chase, D. C, to Floyd Keen Stein- 
ouer, Trenton, N. J. 

Mrs. Steinouer is a graduate of Maryland 
University College of Home Economics '46. 
Member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. Her 
husband was discharged from the Navy re- 
cently after service in the South Pacific. 
The couple will reside in Trenton, N. J. 


Miss Nanc) Virginia Smith, daughtei 
ol Mr. and Mrs. Roger Boswell Smith of 
Bethesda, was married to Robert Travels 
Rohrer, son of Mrs. Robert Travers Rohrer 
of Bethesda and the late Mr. Rohrer. 

Mr. Rohrer attended the Univcrsitv of 


All Saints Episcopal Church, Chevy 
Chase, was the scene for the marriage re- 
cently of Miss Ethna Dawn Hunter, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Snowden Dunn Hunter, 
of Colorado Spring, Colorado, and Mr. 
Warren H. Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. 
Francis Moore of Chevy Chase. The Rev. 
William F. Creighton, officiated at the cere- 
mony, assisted by the Rev. Charles Lowry. 

The bridegroom is attending the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, in the College of Busi- 
ness and Public Administration. 

Lock wood- Johnson 

At Washington, D. C. Miss Martha Lee 
Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter 
C. Johnson of Jefferson, Iowa, became the 
bride of Captain Warren Merritt Lock- 
wood, USAAF, son of Mrs. Cochran Lock- 
wood of Silver Spring, and Mr. Merritt 
Lockwood of Tuscarora, Md. 

The bride is a graduate of the American 
Institute of Business in Des Moines, Iowa. 
The bridegroom attended the University 
of Maryland College of Engineering '10. 
He served as a fighter pilot in the Medi- 
terranean theater of war. Among his deco- 
rations were the Distinguished Flying Cross 
and Air Medal with eight clusters. 


The marriage of Miss Lois Anne Corri- 
don, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond 
W. Corridon, to John Campbell Carroll. 
U. S. M. C, son of Mr. and Mrs. Southey 
C. Carroll, took place in Washington, D. C. 

The bride is a student at Maryland Uni- 
versity, where she is a member of Sigma 


Miss Bettie Virginia Porter, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Porter, became 
the bride of Mr. Fred Lee Witherspoon, 
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Witherspoon, all of 
Silver Spring. 

Both the bride and bridegroom were 
graduated from the University of Mary- 

The bride graduated in 1941 from the 
College of Arts and Science. Member of 
Kappa Delta Sorority. The bridegroom 
graduated in 1941 from the College of 

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Mrs. Kenneth Wright, the former Doro- 
thy Alice Rundles, now resides at 207 
Siguorney Street, Hartford 5, Connecticut. 

Mrs. Wright graduated from the Uni 
versity of Maryland in 1943, when she re- 
ceived a B.S. degree from the College of 
Home Economics. She was a member of 
Gamma Phi Beta sorority and received 
second honors in her senior year from the 
College of Home Economics. 


Dr. Reginald V. Truitt, '22, has been 
awarded the Naval Ordnance Development 
Award. Dr. Truitt was cited for outstand- 
ing work in connection with his study of 
bottom conditions and underwater noises 
in the Chesapeake Ba\ and Potomac River 
a reas. 

Dr. Truitt is the founder and director of 
the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory lo- 
cated at Solomons, Maryland. He is a vet- 
eran of the first World War. Dr. Truitt 
continued his studies, after leaving Mary- 
land, at the University of Berlin and re- 
ceived his doctor's degree from American 
University in Washington. 


Lieut. Comdr. Martha O. Brandenburg, 
(NC), USN, of the Office of Naval Officer 
Procurement, Washington, D. C, has 
announced that authorization has been 
granted the Bureau of Medicine and Sur- 
gery to recall to active duty 200 nurses in 
the Naval Reserve for one year. Nurses 
to be recalled will be ordered to active 
duty witli the same rank which they held 
at the time of their discharge. 

Applicants should make their requests 
by letter directly to the Superintendent, 
Nurses Corps, Bureau of Medicine and 
Surgery, Washington, D.C. This letter 
should contain an agreement to remain on 
active duty for a period of 12 months. 

It is not contemplated, at present, to 
permit nurses of this group to apply for 
transfer into the Regular Navy. 

Nurses, now on inactive duty, are being 
recalled to form the nucleus of a training 
staff to accpiaint new officers with Navy 


Three of the most famous lawyers of the 
country were Marylanders — William Pink- 
ney, Reverdy Johnson and Luther Martin. 


Colonel Tench Tilghman, who carried 
the news of Cornwallis' surrender from 
Yorktown to the Continental Congress in 
Philadelphia was a Marylander. 


Poe's "Raven" was written in Maryland. 


The great admiral, Stephen Decatur, was 
born in Berlin, Worcester County, Mary 



Unit Operation Laboratory. 


Electrical Engineering. 


Research Laboratories. 



Civil Engineering. 






University of Maryland 


Aeronautical Engineering. 


Electrical Engineering. 

t:i: college of engineering 

U. S. Bureau of Mines Building at the right. 

Charles M. Cohn 

Charles Mittendorf Colin, chairman of 
the hoard of directors of the Gas and Elec- 
tric Company and associated with the com- 
pany since 1885, died in Baltimore last 

Mr. Cohn was 73 years old. He was born 
in Baltimore April 25, 1873, a son of Moritz 
Gustav and Emily Caroline Stoll Cohn. 

He studied at the University of Man land 
Law School, taking his degree there in 
1895. He was a Presbyterian. 

Mr. Cohn was a member of the executive 
committee of the hoard of the Fidelity 
Trust Company, a member of the Mary- 
land Club and of the Baltimore Country 
Club and was a thirty-third-degree Mason. 

Reuben Brigham 

Reuben Brigham. 58, of Ashton, Md.. 
assistant director of the extension service 
and an employe of the United States De- 
partment of Agriculture for 29 years, died 
in Chicago last month. He was attending 
the thirty-first annual meeting of the 
County Agent Association, which he was 
to address. 

Mr. Brigham was born in Marlboro. 
Mass., and reared on a farm. A graduate 
of the University of Maryland in 1908, after 
five years of farming he returned to the 
University as secretary to the president. 

In 1917 he joined the Department of 

Mr. Brigham's interest in rural young 
people continued throughout his career. 
His programs for them resulted in the pres- 
ent young people's organizations in 35 

He leaves his widow, Mrs. Marjorie 
Snowden Brigham; a daughter, Mrs. Mar- 
jorie Miller three sons, David L.. Francis 
and Arthur C, and one grandson. 

Edwin M. Schmitt 

Capt. Edwin Marston Schmitt. Marine 
Corps, was killed in action June 12, 1943. 
while leading the second section flight from 
Guadalcanal in the south Pacific to inter- 
cept attacking Japanese aircraft. He was 
in the First Marine Aircraft Wing; has 
been listed as missing in action, but is 
now declared dead by the Marine Corps 
headquarters. He was graduated from 
Woodrow Wilson High School. Chevy 
Chase, Md.; while a sophomore at the 
University of Maryland, he enrolled in 
the students pilot training course in 1939; 
was the first student to fly solo in the 
College Park area; received his pilot's li- 
cense early in 1920; shortly thereafter en- 
listed in the Marine Corps as an aviation 
cadet; received his wings at Pensacola in 
September, 1941; received further opera- 
tional training at Miami; participated in 
Army and Navy maneuvers in North Caro- 
lina; after a tour of duty at San Diego 
was transferred to Samoa and was sta- 
tioned in the New Hebrides before pro- 
ceeding to Guadalcanal. Born April 15. 
1919, Washington, D. C. 

John Rcckord 

( apt. fohn Reckord of Baltimore, Mary- 
land graduate and nephew of Maj. Gen. 
Milton A. Reckord, was killed in action 
in the European war theater. 

lie entered the service shortly after his 
graduation from the University of Marx- 
land in 1941. He attended the Military 
Vcademy at West Point for one year be- 
fore enrolling at tin- I niversit) of Mary- 

Thaddeus R. Dulin 

Lt. Col. Thaddeus R. Dulin, 30, a native 
of Washington and a graduate of the Uni- 
versity oi Maryland, was killed in action in 

Col. Dulin was serving with the 4th In- 
fantry Division in France at the time of his 
death. Commissioned a second lieutenant 
in July, 1937, he served at various posts in 
this country, including Fort Washington. 
Md., and the Arlington Cantonment. At 
the outbreak of the war he was stationeil 
in Trinidad. Before going overseas he was 
an instructor at the Infantry School at 
Fort Benning, Ga. 

A graduate of Western High School, he 
was president of Scabbard and Blade, hon- 
orary ROTC organization at Maryland Uni- 
versity, and a member of Sigma Nu Social 

Jack B. Sherriff 

Jack Sheriff. 32, who attended the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in 1931, enrolled in 
the College of Arts and Science, lost his life 
in the Winecoff Hotel fire in Atlanta. 

Jack was born in Wilmington, Del., and 
spent his youth in Landover. He was rated 
as one of the best salesmen of the Marchant 
Calculating Machine Co. in the U. S. and 
went to Atlanta as district agent. During 
the war, he spent some time with the 
Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife 
and four children, Jackie, Beverly Jean, 
Edward Wade and David. He is also sur- 
vived by a brother Wade Sheriff. Jr., and 
an uncle, Earl Sherriff. 

Mr. Sherriff lived on the seventh floor of 
the hotel. When trapped by the flames, 
he leaped to his death from the window. 

Leslie N. Coblentz 

Leslie Ninian Coblentz, prominent 
Frederick attorney and former president 
of the Frederick County Board of Educa- 
tion, died at Frederick. 

A member of one of the old and prom- 
inent families of the county, established in 
Middlctown valley since Revolutionary 
days, Mr. Coblentz was born on a farm in 
the valley September 15, 1895. a son of 
Mrs. Lizzie Brandenburg Coblentz, <»l Mid 
dletown, and the late Calvin R. Coblentz, 
,i successful farmer. 

For slightly more than twenty years his 
activity was connected with the faun while 
he attained his early education in the one- 
room school at Deerspring and the Middle 
town High School, from which he was 
graduated in 1913. He received his Bache- 
lor of Arts degree from Heidelberg Col- 
lege, Tiffin, O., in 1917 and then began his 
legal education at the University of Mary- 
land Law School. World War I inter- 
rupted his schooling and he served in the 
Army until hostilities were concluded. 


Dr. Arthur O. Etienne 

Dr. Arthur Octave Etienne. 7l>. died ,il 
Berwyn, Md., last month. 

Born in Montreal, Dr. Etienne moved to 
Springfield, Mass.. with his parents as a 
young man. He was graduated from the 
Baltimore Medical College, now part of 
the University of Maryland, in 1896. He 
established his practice first in Bcltsvillc 
and a few years later in Berwyn, Until 
recently he served on the staff of the Prince 
Georges County Hospital. 

He was a member of the Prjnce Georges 
County Medical Association, the Rol.m 
Club, and was a Mason. 

During World War I. he served in the 
draft examining board of Princes Georges 
county and was medical member of the 
draft appeals for the count) through World 
War II. 

He leaves his wife. Mrs. Martha Loweree 
Etienne; two sons. Villi m Dorion Etienne, 
of Fairlington, and Dr. Wolcotl L. Etienne, 
University of Maryland campus physician, 
and one grandchild. 

Dr. Thos. W. Koon 

Dr. Thomas W. Koon. 70. widely known 
physician and for 22 years Mayor of Cum- 
berland, died of a heart attack just after 
boarding a train to attend a meeting of 
the State Industrial Accident Commission 
in Baltimore. 

As Mayor he has been the moving spirit 
in much of Cumberland's industrial growth 
and civic development. 

Dr. Koon was born in Newberry County, 
S. C, and received his medical degree from 
the College of Physicians and Surgeons, 
now part of the University of Maryland in 
Baltimore. He came to Cumberland in 

Besides his widow, he is survived by a 
sister who lives in Wilmington. Del., and 
three brothers who live in South Carolina. 


Robert Mollis, who gave his wealth to 
the cause of the Revolution, and who, in 
the words of a historian, contributed as 
much toward the freedom of America as 
Washington himself, was born in Somerset 

New baby boy at the home oi Captain 
and Mrs. Wilson A. Lansford. 704 Old 
Chester Road, Bethesda. Captain Lansford 
graduated with the class of '38. The 
youngster weighed 9 pounds 4 ounces when 
he reported. 

— O 

Mr. and Mrs. Snowden Stabler. 4328 
Clagett Road, University Park, report the 
arrival of 7 pound 12y, ounces baby ben. 
Mrs. Snowden was formerly Jeanette 
Vought. Both parents arc Maryland 



H. H. ALLEN, Maryland '10, is President of the J. E. Greiner Co., Baltimore Consulting Engineers, who 
designed the bridge shown above at Havre de Grace, Md. 


DEAN S. S. Steinberg, head of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland's Glenn L. Mar- 
tin College of Engineering is naturally and 
justifiably proud of the many splendid 
engineers the University has produced. 

Dean Steinberg, however, also likes to em- 
phasize that an engineer education fits a 
man for many other walks of life and, in 
a broader sense, more or less makes the 
man more competent in any walk of life. 
The average person, in his daily routine, 
knowingly or unknowningly actually prac- 
tices engineering. The Dean likes to point 
out that there is hardly anything a fellow 
can do without doing an engineering job. 

Maryland has turned out some truly 
great engineers but it also has turned out 
some great men who graduated from the 
College of Engineering and then followed 
walks of life other than engineering. 

Graduates of the University of Maryland, 
College of Engineering are playing an im- 
portant part in the history of the country. 
Many of them have made invaluable con- 
tributions in their various fields. Among 
the men who have made outstanding rec- 
ords are: 

President H. C. Byrd of the University 
of Maryland, graduated in civil engineering 
in 1908. He received an LL.D. degree from 
Washington College in 1936, and LL.D. 
from Dickinson Collge in 1938, and a D.Sc. 
from Western Maryland College in 1938. 

Judge William P. Cole, Jr., a graduate in 
civil engineering, class of 1910, is President 
of the Board of Regents of the University, 
and Judge of the United States Customs 

Millard E. Tydings, a graduate in me- 
chanical engineering in the class of 1910 is 
now United States Senator for Maryland. 
Senator Tvdings received an LL.B. degree 
in 1913. 

Herschel H. Allen, president of the J. E. 
Greiner Company of Baltimore. Mr. Allen 
received a bachelor of science degree in 
civil engineering in 1910. The Greiner 
Company is in charge of Maryland's 
Primary Bridge Program. Under this pro- 
gram, the Havre de Grace bridge across the 
Susquehanna River and the bridge across 
the Potomac River at Morgantown, already 
have been completed, stand as monuments 
to Maryland engineering efficiency. 

Harry D. Watts, a graduate in mechani- 

cal engineering, in the class of 1904, is 
president of James Steward and Company 
of New York. Watt's personal contribution 
to the Nation's war eflort in the construc- 
tion of military and industrial facilities 
was recognized on Dec. 4, 1943, by the 
award of the U. S. Navy's Meritorious 
Civilian Service Emblem "as recognition of 
the excellent services rendered over and 
beyond those normally required in connec- 
tion with your duties in the construction 

Charles E. Darnell, a gradute in mechani- 
cal engineering in 1922, is construction engi- 
neer in charge for the U. S. Treasury De- 

Wilbur B. Montgomery, bachelor of 
science in civil engineering, 1923, is chief 
of the design and contract division of the 
National Park Service, U. S. Department of 
the Interior. Among his achievements ha? 
been the designing of the Cascades at Meri- 
dian Hill Park, Washington, D. C. 

Charles M. White, graduate in mechani- 
cal engineering, class of 1913, is vice-presi- 
dent of the Republic Steel Corporation, 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

J. H. Sullivan, graduate in civil engineer- 
ing, class of 1921, is managing director of 
the George A. Fuller Company of Canada, 
builders of St. Michael's College Uni- 
versity of Toronto. 

H. Roland Devilbiss, civil engineering 
graduate of the class of 1911, is construc- 
tion engineer for the Washington Subur- 
ban Sanitarv District. 


A. BUTTS, Maryland '22, is Manager of the De-Ion Breaker Department, Westinghouse Electric and 
Manufacturing Company. Networks installed by that firm are shown above. 



E. C. MAYO, Maryland, '04, is President and General Manager of Gorham Manufacturing Company, 
Silversmith, Providence, R. I. The plant is shown above. 

Norman I'.. Rrice, mechanical engineering 
graduate of the class of 1908, and who re- 
ceived a master of engineering degree from 
Cornell University in 1911, was chief engi- 
neer in charge of design and construction 
of the Zeolite Manufacturing Plant, Per- 
mutit Company. 

J. P. Schaefer, graduate in electrical en- 
gineering, class of 1923, is senior engineer 
of the commercial engineering department. 
Potomac Electric Power Company. Wash 
ington, D. C. 

Kenneth F. Spence, civil engineering 
graduate of the class of 1927, is production 
engineer of the Funkhouscr Companv. 

John H. Eiseman. graduate in mechanical 
engineering, 1921, master in engineering. 
1924, and master of science. 1926, is Gas 
Engineer with the Gas Engineering Labor 
atory, National Bureau of Standards. Wash 
ington, D. C. 


Dean S. S. Steinberg, head of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland's Glenn L. Martin 
College of Engineering, is rated among the 
top flight by engineering men the world 

The Dean's record shows a life time of 
study and application in his chosen field 
of Engineering. 

He attended: 

Cooper Union Institute of Technology, 
New York, X. Y. Bachelor of Engineering 
(BE.)— 1910. Professional Degree, Civil 
Engineer (C.E.)— 1913. 

Positions held by Dean Steinberg in- 
clude: — Construction Engineer, New York 
Siate Highway Department, 1910-1913; 
Assistant Engineer. Tela R.R. (United 
Fruit Co.). Honduras, Central America, 
1913-14; Junior Engineer. Public Service 
Commission (Rapid Transit Subways), 
V Y.. 1914: Assistant Engineer. New York 
State Highway Department, 1915-18; Assis- 
tant State Highway Engineer, South Caro- 
lina State Highway Department. 1918; As- 
sistant Professor of Civil Engineering. Uni- 
versity of Maryland. 1918-20; Professor of 
Civil Engineering and Head of Depart- 
ment, same, 1920, to present; Director. En- 
gineering Experiment Station, same. 1936- 
41; Dean. College of Engineering, same', 
1930 to date 

Dean Steinberg's Summer Engagements 

include: — Assistant Engineer, Delaware 
State Highway Department, 1919; Chief. 
Road Survey Party, U. S. Bureau of Public 
Roads, 1920; Special Research Assistant. 
same. 1921; Assistant Research Engineer, 
same, 1922; Highway Research Specialist, 
same. 1923; Assistant Director. Highway Re- 
search Board. National Research Council. 
1924. '25. and '26; Consulting Engineer. 
RcTad and Bridge Construction, 1927, '28, 
and '29; Special Bridge Engineer, Maryland 
State Roads Commission, 1930 and '31; State 
Representative in Maryland, U. S. Coast 
and Geodetic Survey, 1934; Consulting 
Engineer, American Road Builders' Asso- 
ciation, 1935, '36, and '37; Consultant, J. E. 
Greiner Companv. Consulting Engineers to 
Maryland State Roads Commission, on 
$30,000,000 bridge and tunnel program. 

His Professional Organization Affilia- 
tions are: — 

American Arbitration Association. Mem- 
ber, National Panel of Arbitrators. 

American Automobile Association, Mem- 
ber, Advisory Board, District of Columbia 
Motor Club. 

American Road Builders' Association, 
Consulting Engineer, Vice-President at 
Large, Member, Board of Directors, Presi- 

dent. Planning Division, since 1940, Past 
President, Educational Division (three 


\ nunc ,m Society for Engineering Educa- 
iicin. Member of General Council, special 
Representative of Society in Washington on 
Government Surplus, Property for Educa- 
tional Institutions. Chairman, National 
Capital Section (Maryland, District of 
Columbia and Virginia), Member, Com- 
mittee on annual Lamme Award. 

American Society of Civil Engineers, 
Member, Joint Committee on Land Surveys 
and Titles of this Society and the American 
Bar Association, Member, Executive Com- 
mittee. Surveying and Mapping Division, 
Chairman, Committee on Map Information 
Olliccs. Surveying and Mapping Division. 

Association of Land (.rant Colleges and 
Universities, Secretary. Engineering Sec- 
tion. 1943-45. Editor, "Engineering Experi- 
ment Station Record ", 1943-45. 

Department of State. U. S. Government: 
— As guest of the Department of State 
visited Latin American republics during 
summer of 1945 to make a survey of engi- 
neering education: to determine the need 
and arrange for exchange of professors of 
engineering; to encourage a greater inter- 
change of engineering publications; to give 
information and advice on eurrie ulimis, 
laboratory equipment, etc.. and in general 
to promote better relations between the 
engineers and educators of Latin America 
'lid those of the United States. 

For this trip, was designated Official Re- 
presentative of the Society for the promo- 
tion of Engineering Education; of the 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers 
and of the American Society of Civil Engi- 

During the course of the trip was named 
Honorary Professor of the University of 
Ecuador; Honorary Member of the Cultural 
Institute of Ecuador: Special Representative 
of the Federation of South American Engi- 

(Pleasi Turn To Paac ■!.:> 


8. W. LE SUEUR, Maryland '27, was resident Engineer in charge of the construction of the Bath Street 

Viaduct, Baltimore, shown above. 




By Bill Hottf.l 

A YOUNGSTER from Bel Air, Md.. who 
carries several pieces of lead slugs 
from a German sniper's gun in his back 
and who was told by doctors that he never 
could run again, led the University of 
Maryland cross country team to a success- 
ful campaign last fall. 

He is Stirling Kehoe, a staff sergeant in 
the army during the war who suffered a 
wound that tore a big gap in his back near 
the spine while serving with the 104th In- 
fantry Regiment of the 26th Division in 
the Battle of the Rhine at Metz, and who 
even since returning to school has spent 
many sleepless nights from the pain re- 
sulting from the presence of particles of 
slugs in his anatomv. 

Stirling, coached by his brother Jim 


Kehoe, former Maryland track great who 
was an Army captain during the war, was 
joined by his younger brother, Lindy 
Kehoe, and a half dozen other capable 
hill-and-dale runners in capturing four of 
five meets and losing the Southern Confer- 
ence crown to a highly-favored North Caro- 
lina by a single point, 33-34. 

In beating Johns Hopkins, Virginia and 
Georgetown in dual affairs and taking a 
triangular test from the Hoyas and Quan- 
tico Marines, Stirling tied with teammates 
for first in all the winning events and 
placed fifth against Navy. He was fourth 
in the Conference meet, the first Maryland 
runner to finish, he was one of four to 
break the course record at Chapel Hill, 
being 18.5 seconds back of the victor. 

Every member of the Maryland team fin- 
ished among the first 21 in the Conference 
meet, Lindy Kehoe being fifth. Bill Wisner 
sixth. Jim Umbarger seventh. Herb White 
twelfth, Gene Hambleton fourteenth. Ar- 
thur Berryman sixteenth and Howard Um- 
berger twenty-first. 

Lindy Kehoe, who finished third in the 
Navy meet, also tied Stirling for first place 
in all of the other engagements, while 
I'mbarger shared the top place in three of 
the tests and Umberger in two. Stirling, 
Lindy, Umbarger and Umberger came in 
abreast in the Hopkins and Georgetown 

All eight are Maryland boys, the Kehoes 
from Bel Air, Umbarger from Aberdeen, 
Wisner from Parkton and Umberger, 
Berryman, White and Hambleton from 
Baltimore. All were in the service, except 
White who was too youthful. Stirling is 
the only senior. Wisner and White are 
sophomores and the other five are juniors. 

Ml, with an array of others, now are 
toiling for the indoor track season, with 
it being almost a certainty that Stirling 
will be among those to gain a place on the 
relay team. Before going into the service 
he was the leading scoring runner on the 
1942 team with 41 points as half miler and 
miler. He was a double winner in two of 
the six dual meets in which he took part. 

It takes all sorts of fellows to make up a 
world and all sorts of athletes to make up 
the sports world. In the latter, above all, 
it takes courage. This is a small tribute 
to a game, grave lad who carried Mary- 
land's colors to victory in spite of Nazi 
lead still in his back. 

That separates him from the athletes and 
would be athletes who carry lead in their 
shirt tails and not shot there by gun fire 


The first naval battle in America was 
fought on the Pocomoke river in 1935, be- 
tween Claiborne's pinnace. LONG TAIL, 
and Governor Calvert's two pinnaces, the 



Drawing by Gib Crockett in the Washington Star. 
"Oh, Shoily, look! Moitle just toined toitle!" 


Maryland's new head football coach and 
Director of Athletics is 33 year old Jim 
Tatum, who comes to the Old Liners from 

latum, an All-Southern tackle at North 
Carolina, graduated in 1935 and served as 
assistant to Carl Snavely for five years at 
Cornell. After returning to his alma mater 
for the 1942 season, he coached the line of 
the Iowa Preflight Seahawks in 1943. He 
spent the next two years at Jacksonville. 

At Oklahoma his team last year led the 
Nation in defense against rushing, while 
at the same time winning a reputation as 
a ground-gaining eleven. The Sooners 
averaged more than 315 yards a game. 

In his first year at Oklahoma Tatum won 
the co-championship of the Big Six and a 
bowl victory. During an 11 -game campaign 
the Sooners lost only to Army, Texas and 
Kansas, and walloped North Carolina State 
in the 'Gator Bowl. 

Serving as head coach, however, was not 
new to Tatum despite his youth. In 1942 
he tutored North Carolina and in 1945 
he was head coach of the Jacksonville Naval 
Air Station team. 

Colonel Geary Eppley steps out to devote 
his full time to duties as director of student 
welfare and dean of men. Tatum's choice 
had been approved in advance at a session 
of the Maryland Athletic Board. 

The Tatum appointment was announced 
to a jampacked audience at the West Point- 
Maryland boxing meet. It was met with 
rousing applause. 


WINNERS. 1936. 

Manager Shank, Guckeyson, Patterson, Ruble, 

Willis, McCarthy, C. Keller, Coach Shipley; 

Bryant, Wood, Freas, Wheeler, Thomas, Surgent, 

Stonebraker; Egan, Daly, Duley, Beebe, J. Keller. 

THERE was plenty of glory at Maryland 
in the 1946 baseball season with the 
Southern Conference title flag tacked to the 
mast and a great majority of the games on 
the right side of the ledger. This was ac- 
complished despite unfavorable weather 
early in the season that retarded Vic Willis 
and other pitchers. 

However, the crafts George Wood, the 
sophomore southpaw mite, led the slabbers 
to a gratifying season, in which some of the 
high spots were triumphs over Ohio State. 
Cornell, Michigan, Duke and Navy, to men- 
lion a few. 

An even break also was gained with 
Georgetown, one of the best nine playing in 


At the left is Charley Kel- 
ler, hefty hitter for the 
New York Yankees. A 
member of the champion- 
ship team pictured above, 
Keller, from Middletown, 
Md., graduated in '38, 
B.S. Agriculture 


the South Atlantic sector and it came as 
one of the feature triumphs of the season. 

Charlie Keller, who continued to show 
big league caliber in the outfield; Jack 
Stonebraker, who first played second and 
then was shifted to short to fill a gap there; 
Waverly Wheeler, third sacker; Fred 
(Young Knocky) Thomas, catcher, and Bill 
Bryant, outfielder, were the big guns of the 
team. Mike Surgent, inficlder, also de- 
veloped as the season progressed and aided 
wan his hitting. 

Bill Guckeyson coming to the team late 
v.hcn he was kept from track by a nerve 
ailment in his shoulder, also shone as the 
season waned, showing that he had the 
calent to make good on the diamond as well 
as on the gridiron and as an all-around 
field man. 

The team pictured above for the in- 
spiration of current and future Maryland 
squads won from Ohio State. Cornell, Vir- 
ginia Military Institute, University of 
Michigan, West Virginia, Naval Academy. 
Georgetown, Duke, William and Mary, 
Washington College, Washington and Lee, 
North Carolina, U. S. Military Academy. 

The team lost games to Cornell, Rich- 
mond, Virginia. Georgetown and Rutgers. 

Bill Guckeyson went on up to West Point 
from this squad and Charlie Keller became 
•.ne King of "Murderer's Row" for the 
N'ew York Yankees. 


Clark Shaughnessy. itinerate T-formation 
coaching genius, made another sudden 
move when he resigned from the Uni- 
versity of Maryland to devote his full time 
to the Redskins as advisory coach. 

Shaughnessy gave two reasons for his dis- 
parture from the Old Line school. And 
he tempered his statement with a hint that 
he might return to Maryland. 

"My heart and soul is in football," 
Shaughnessy said, "and I could not see my 
way clear to accept a position of this kind 
director of athletics)." 

For his second reason, Shaughnessy de- 
dared that the university wanted him to 
sever his connection with the Redskins. 
'The university has not demanded that I 
discontinue my connection with the Red- 
skins, but has indicated that it would look 
favorably upon such a proposal." Shaugh- 
nessy said. 


this is Little Benny Bimmelheimer who just 
Igured out how to drop a DIME in the coke 
•nachine in the Ad Building and make drinks come 
out on BOTH sides. 

The hint of his return came in the 
coach's windup to the statement. "I leave 
the University of Maryland, perhaps tem- 
porarily," he said, "with high regard for 
all those connected with it." 

Dr. Byrd said that he accepted the 
resignation "with reluctance," but that 
"Clark has been considering the matter for 
some time" and that Shaughnessy "de- 
ferred action in order to give the uni- 
versity time to find someone else to fill his 

In emphasizing his high regard for 
Shaughnessy, "a personal friend for 25 
years," Byrd said that "Shaughnessy is a 
great football coach, one of the best." 

"The fact that his football team last fall 
lost several games had nothing to do with 
the decision whatever, either from his view- 
point or the university's." Byrd said in 
emphasizing that the decision to devote his 
entire time to the Redskins next fall was 
reached by Shaughnessv himself. 

Shaughnessy 's hint that he might come 
back to college football — perhaps to Mary- 
land — was born out in Byrd's statement 
that "he (Shaughnessv) would make good 
on any college campus." 

Speculation about Shaughnessy's smccs 
sor started with the first word of his resig- 
nation and a possible source of trouble in 
finding a new man for Maryland's coaching 
merry-go-round may develop from the 
school's inability to offer a contract. 


The Southern Conference boxing tourna- 
ment, shelved during the late unpleasant- 
ness with Adolf, Benito, Tojo, et al, will 
be resumed this year and will take place 
at College Park. 

The wrestling tournament will also be 
resumed and will go to V. M. I. Swimming, 
tennis and golf tourneys are also to take 
place again, but have not yet been alio 

As usual, the indoor games and the out- 
door track and field meet were awarded 
to the Universitv of North Carolina. The 
indoor event will be held March 1. and the 
outdoor meet on the third Friday and 
Saturday in May. 

The conference voted to hold the annual 
basketball tournament in Raleigh, provided 
that city meets certain requirements which 
were not specified. The meet was set for 
March 6, 7 and 8. 

Attached to the conditional award was 
authorization for the conference basketball 
committee, to select some other site if the 
requirements are not met by Raleigh. 

A movement was launched before this 
meeting to have the tourney held at Dur- 
ham, where Duke has 8,000 seats available, 
instead of Raleigh, site for the last 14 
tourneys, where the seating capacity is just 
under 4,000. 

The convention decided also to recog- 
nize the \\dnner of the tournament as con- 
ference basketball champion. Heretofore 
the yvinner has been officially recognized 
only as champion of the tournament. 

Colonel Geary lippley. Dean of Men and 
Director of Athletics at the University of 
Maryland, was elected Southern Conference 
Vice President. 



Colonel Geary Eppley, Dean of Men and Director 
of Athletics at the University of Maryland, who 
was elected Vice President of the Southern Con- 
ference at last month's meeting in Charleston, S. C. 

Colonel William Couper, of V.M.I. , was 
elected president, succeeding Dr. H. A. 
Fisher, of North Carolina State. Fisher 
asked that he not be nominated for re- 
election, because of the pressure of other 

Colonel D. S. McAlister, of the Citadel, 
was re-elected secretary and treasurer. 

Roanoke was chosen as the next conven- 
tion city, but the date yvas not fixed. It 
will be set by the executive committee. 

The Conference gave an approving nod 
in the direction of the N.C.A.A.'s suggested 
code regarding financial aid for college 

With practically no discussion, the repre- 
sentatives of the sixteen-member loop 
adopted a resolution indorsing "in princi- 
ple" the suggestions the N.C.A.A. put for- 
ward at a meeting in Chicago in July. 

The resolution also pledged the confer- 
ence to give extensive study to what it de- 
scribed as a feyv items in the N.C.A.A. 
code which are not already embraced in 
conference regulations. 

Dr. Lee Milford, of Clemson, a former 
conference president, raised his voice in an 
appeal to the member institutions to "stop 
this business" of inducing students taking 
summer school study at one institution to 
go to a school other than the one they 
had already arranged to attend. 

The executive committee was instructed 
to consider a proposal that the time of the 
annual meeting be changed to some other 
date than the first part of December. One 
suggestion was that it be held in conjunc- 
tion with the baskteball tournament. 

An amendment to regulations approved 
would permit a candidate for admission to 
a conference school to take summer yvork 
for credits at another institution provided 
he does not participate in inter-collegiate 
athletics at the latter, and provided he 
obtains in advance the consent of the 
faculty chairmen and presidents of both 


There goes Snorky. He always said 
he'd go OUT for the team!" 


Coach Burton Shipley's University of 

Maryland 194617 basketball team got oft 
to a rocky start l>\ tackling, in the initial 
game of the season, West Virginia's star 
studded tossers, rated as the best in tlu 
nation by many experts a vear ago. In the 
game at Morgantown, a couple of fresh- 
man forwards who between them scored 
50 points pased the Mountaineer cagesters 
to an 81 — 43 victory. 

The Mary landers, opening their formal 
playing season, held during most of the 
first quarter in which they trailed 17 — 9. 
but after that it was West Virginia going 

Fred Schaus and Bill Zirkel continued 
the showing they made against Carnegie 
lech. Schaus scored 28 points, while Zirkel, 
doing well with a spectacular left-hand shot, 
accounted for 22 more. 

The Mountaineers counted up a half- 
time lead of 33 — 14, and increased that to 
60 — 24 at the end of the third period. 

Western Maryland 
•Jf The Terps trimmed Western Maryland, 
\'lrj 4-' — 39. Maryland's shooting percentage 
could have been better with 16 field goals 
in 83 shots, made up of 39 sets shots, 35 
layups and 9 taps. The Terrors made 15 
of 70, with the same number from mid- 
court, but they didn't take as many from 
dose up as the Old Liners out-hustled them 
off the backboard. It was a wild game all 
the way. 

Maryland's John Edwards and Bill 
Brown, both from last year's team, topped 
the scorers with 12 points each. Western 
Maryland's outstanding player was Al 
rcobson, who was taken out late in the 
game, a mighty tired little man. 

Coach Shipley remarked that "we'd have 
a good team if we had tall fellows. We 
ick height." 


Maryland and Johns-Hopkins played one 
of the roughest basketball games ever wit- 
nessed in Ritchie Coliseum as the Terps 
won 41-36. 

There were 35 fouls, nine in the last 
four minutes of play. 

Maryland led at the half, 28-18 scoring 
four field goals in two minutes. 

Maryland found trouble in getting under 
way in the second half and Hopkins pulled 
up to 39-34 with 4\/ 2 minutes left. Then 


'You needn't inspect mine, Cap'n. 
I plugged up the barrel." 


the whistle-happy officials took over and 
called nine fouls in the last four minutes. 
Hopkins closed the gap to 39-36 on free 
throws by Timke and Ernie Wilkinson with 
one minute left. Bill Brown then put the 
clincher through the ring to make it 41-36. 

North Carolina 

In spite of a sensational rally in the 
second period staged by Maryland's Tommy 
Mont, Bill Brown and Vic Turyn, that al- 
most closed the gap, 33-34, the Terrapins 
bowed to North Carolina's casaba tossers 
at Chapel Hill. Tinal score 58-43. It was 
also the Terrapins' first Southern Confer- 
ence game. 

Hamilton, one of the two newcomers in 
Carolina's starting array, led the attack with 
seven field goals and three charity tosses 
for 17 points. 

The losers were a little behind almost 
all the way. Maryland's John Edwards 
was high gun with 13 points. Tcrp Bill 
Brown was ninncrup with 9. 

Mthough both teams missed frequent 
shots in the first half, the marksmanship 



was particularly faulty on the free-throw 
line. At half time Carolina led, 17-12, in 
what was a lazy game up to that point. 
The business started in the second half. 

Brown missed seven of eight free throws 
for the Terrapins. 

George Washington 

Maryland University's basketcers scored 
a distinct Southern Conference upset at 
College Park, outroughing and outpointing 
Ccorge Washington. 44—43, in a red-hot 
battle that saw the lead change 1 1 times 
before the final whistle. 

The Terps compiled their margin of \ u 
tory at the foul line, dunking 12 out of 16 
tosses as compared to 11 out of 16 by 
George Washington. The teams were even 
on field goals — 16 each. 

After Maryland had garnered a five-point 
advantage in the opening semester, the 
Colonials fought back to gain a 33 — 31 lead 


This comes to us from the Kampus Klown who 
says he sketched it out of a glass case at the 
Smithsonian Institution. This left-handed Indian, 
says the Klown, may be Chief-Hocks-His-Own- 
Watch, a Pawnee from the Hocking Valley Tribe. 

On the other hand some contend this is Chief 
Strawberry-Shortcake, who recently died and was 
buried by his loving wife. When fellow tribesmen 
came to bury the Chief his wife told them they 
were too late, announcing, "Squaw Bury Shortcake." 

midway of the second session and that was 
the signal for the fireworks. Bill Cantwell, 
high -scoring G. W. forward who had 
pitched in the last basket, had to leave the 
tilt with an injured ankle and just 30 sec- 
onds later Maryland's Bill Brown knotted 
the count at 33-all. 

The lead changed hands five times from 
lhat juncture, but after Phil McNiff tallied 
to put the Colonials ahead, 41 — 40, Johnny 
Shumate and Brown plunked Terp baskets 
to pile up Maryland's final margin of vic- 

With some 10 seconds remaining to play, 
Capt. Jim Rausch spurted in to sink what 
turned out to be George Washington's final 
goal, but it appeared that the Colonials had 
pulled the chestnuts out of the fire when 
Barry Kreisberg threw in a follow shot. It 
was ruled that the game had ended before 
his basket, however, and the score was 

Quantico Marines 

■ A brilliant first-half demonstration of 
basket shooting by Vic Turyn, Bill Brown 
and Don Schuerholz paced Maryland Uni- 
versity quintet to a 62-48 triumph over the 
Quantico Marines on the Leatherneck's 

Turyn took scoring honors with 18 points, 
a single point ahead of the hosts' Spuhler, 
former Duke star. Brown tallied 14 points 
to beat out the Marines' Trewella by two 
points for third high. 

At halftime the Terrapins led, 35-13, and 
it was no contest from there in. The Terps 
used a total of 13 players. 

Rough play marked action throughout, 
with the Terps losing Tommy Mont and 
Schuerholz via the fold route and Quantico 
losing Trewella. 


The Spider's string was stronger than the 
Terrapin's bite at College Park as Rich- 
mond University staved off a desperate last 
minute attack by Maryland and won. 

Leading 39 — 26 with 10 minutes to play 
the Spiders cracked and the Terps got un- 
der way with Edwards, Brown and Turyn 
finding the range for 10 points and only a 
4-point deficit, 40 — 36, with six minutes to 
Richmond then pulled the old freeze 
successfully until Mont sank one with one 
and one-half minutes left. With the score 
40—38, Mont fouled Miller who made it 
41 — 38 with one minute left. Brown missed 
a foul and then Robinson gave two charity 
tosses. He made the first and elected to 
take the ball out of bounds. 

Washington & Lee 

Maryland's basketball club moved up to 
the free throw line to snuff out Washing- 
ton St Lee's seven-game winning streak. 
65-60, in a Southern Conference game at 

The Old Liners were awarded 25 foul 
shots and counted on 19 of them, with Cen- 
ter John Edwards hitting 12 times and 
missing only once. 

After trailing 36-29 at the halftime inter- 
mission on the basis of Maryland's deadly 
set shots, the Generals came rollicking back 
to within a single point of the Old Liners. 
49-48, when reserve guard Steve Ulaki 
threw in four baskets in less than three 
minutes midway of the second half. 

That was the Generals' major offensive 
threat in the late stages, and the Old 
Liners continued to toss in single points 
at the charity line. 

Edwards set the scoring pace with 20 

points, but the Old Liners' rangy guard, 
Bill Brown, scored seven times from the 
Boor and augmented this effort with four 
free throws for 18 points. 

Virginia Tech 

Maryland racked up a nice basketball 
win by defeating Virginia Tech, 57-49, in 
a Southern Conference game at Blacksburg 
before 3,000 fans. 

Tech was loath to let the Terrapins walk 
off with the verdict, the lead changing 
hands with rapidity during the first three 
periods, but it was the almost abnormal 
accuracy of the Old Liners in the first half 
and their ability to run the Gobblers off 
their collective legs in the second half that 
clinched the victory. 

In the first six minutes of the second half 
Tech forged ahead, but the Old Liners 
soon got their bearings and gradually 
pulled away to a comfortable margin. 


Maryland's basketballers defeated Vir- 
ginia Military Institute, 61-50, in a South- 
ern Conference tilt. 

The Terrapins had tough going to an- 
nex the victory. The Cadets threw a scare 
into the Old Liners as the second half 
drew to a close when they pulled out to a 
one-point lead, 18-17. 

Virginia started to repeat its efforts at the 
opening of the second half, but before the 
period was over, weakened. 

Maryland staged an uphill battle dur- 
ing the first part of the game as it strove 
to cut down the advantage given the Cadets 
by the sharpshooting of Walker, who ac- 
cumulated 17 points, and his sharp de- 
fensive work. But in the second half the 
Old Liners forged ahead and made it a 
runaway game as the contest closed. 


Top, left to right: — John Shumate, Eugene O'Hara, Ed Walker, Norman Beaulieu, Bob Keene, Tommy Mont. Lower, left to right: — 
Bill Brown, Vic Turyn, John Edwards, Vernon Seibert, Alvin Lann, Don Schuerholz. 


Maryland's track team, under coach Jim 
Kchoc, having recently concluded a most 
successful cross-country season, pitched into 
the coming season. This year's array of 
thinclads appear to be of championship 
calibre. The outlook for a winning season 
on the boards loomed promising. 

Particularly strong in the 220 and 440, 
the Terps are led by Ed Matthews, South- 
ern Conference Indoor and Outdoor quar- 
ter-mile champion. Pushing Matthews to 
the limit will be Charles Abel Wilson and 
Brian Fennell, both members of the South- 
ern Conference runnersup, mile relay team. 
Wilson placed in the Conference 440 as 
well. A welcome newcomer to this combi- 
nation is Howard Gugel, member of the 
1941 undefeated Freshman team. 

Veteran half-miler, Tom Devlin, runner- 
up to Matthews in the Conference indoor 
(]uarter-mile championship and runnerup 
to N'eighbogall of Duke in the outdoor 
conference half-mile, will alternate between 
the 440 and 880. Jim Umbarger, former 
Mercersburg star, will be another mainstay 
in the half-mile, supported by promising 
little "Herb" White and Gene Hambleton. 

In the distance department, as in the 
coaching end, it seems to be Kehoe all the 
way. "Lindy" Kehoe, Jim's younger brother- 
er, who has been developing rapidly, will 
head the milers. "Wild Bill" Wisner who 
towards the end did some grand running in 
cross-country, will also run the mile. In- 
cidentally, Wisner, a good, consistent run- 
ner, received far less credit than was due 
him last spring. "Doc" Berryman, an ex- 
Marine, who has been shaping up quite 
well, will alternate between the mile and 
the half. 

Sterling Kehoe moving up to the two- 
mile, will head this strong event. Sterling 
led the cross-country team through an ex- 
ceptionally good season of four wins as 
against one loss in duel and triangular 
competition and a one-point loss to the 
powerful University of North Carolina 
team in the recent conference cross-country 
championships. Kehoe who has turned in 
some brilliant races this fall will team up 
with Howard Umbcrger, former Baltimore 
Poly star, who will be attempting his fust 
season at the intercollegiate two-mile. 

Maryland, very weak in the hurdles last 
vear, has quite a boost due in the form of 
I'eter Schafer, another Mercersburg ace, 
former low and high hurdles National 
Junior Championship. Pete is young, tall 
and ideally built for a hurdler and will be 
expected to accomplish great things this 
season. Ed Waller. California and Oregon 
star, now out for varsity basketball, will be 

heard from as well. Walker is also an ex- 
cellent high and broad jumper, making him 
quite an asset to the team. Speaking of 
assets. Ko\ Storti. injured in football this 
fall, hopes lo be ready soon, and this, too, 

will add considerable strength to the event. 

Bob Fitters, close defense star of the 
University of Maryland lacrosse team, was 
named recipient of the Schmeisser Award 
which is given annually to the outstanding 
defense man in the country, at the United 
States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association 
convention in New York City. 

Fetters, a returned war veteran who 
played for two years at College Park prior 
to going to war, is a graduate of the Balti- 
more Polytechnic Institute, but he never 
played the Indian game there. He is a 
tall and agile stickman, who has speed and 
experience. He was a defensive standout in 
the North-South game played in Baltimore 
to a 14-14 overtime tie last June. 

The Old Liner also plays basketball and 
soccer, and he was an all-Eastern selection 
in the booting sport in 1941. 

Only two goals were scored on Fetters, 
a goalie in soccer, that year, by Western 
Maryland and Temple. In 1941 Maryland 
and Springfield College were the only un- 
beaten collegiate soccer teams. The Old 
Liners won 8 and tied Navy 0-0. 

Fetters is married and the father of two 


Lynn Throckmorton, KKG, was selected 
Queen at the M Club dance last month 
sponsored bv the Varsity "M" Association. 


Some Maryland fellows never 
completed their education but 
remained bachelors to the end. 

Cheer up! Even if she re- 
jects you she will always re- 
member you and admire your 
good judgment in asking her. 

Never expected to see the 
day when girls would get sun- 
burned in the places they do 


The Old Line riflemen, coached by 
Colonel Harland C. Griswold ran true to 
form by crushing the "933" rifle team. This 
was the Old Liner's third start of the sea- 
son and their third overwhelming victory. 


Even after the Colonel told him he couldn't. 


The "933's" were squelched by Maryland 
who defeated them by a total of 208 points. 
The Maryland scores totaled 1391 points, 
their highest of the season, against their 
opponents 1183 points. As in the previous 
matches, high score of the evening was 
handed in by Arthur Cook, who shot the 
tabulated score of 292 points. Closely fol- 
lowing him was Joe Decker with 287 points, 
Emanuel Briguglio with 274; C. S. Harris 
274, and Dave Weber with 264 points. 
Those whose scores were not tabulated in 
the final aggregation were Bob Baker 260, 
Will F. Rice 259, M. J. Sando 258, Ed 
Hobbs 255 and John D. Emler 253. In 
contrast to these scores, the "high man" on 
the "933" team only shot 266 against the 
low score of 264 used in the final tabula- 
tion on the Old Liners' score. 

In a shoulder to shoulder 22 caliber rifle 
match, Maryland's University's rifle team, 
coached by Colonel Harlan C. Griswold, 
again defeated a team from Headquarters, 
U. S. Marine Corps, 1380 to 1324. 

It was the season's fourth straight win for 
the undefeated Terrapins. 

Arthur Cook of Maryland turned in the 
day's high target with 290, while Captain 
Ken Mosteller scored high for the Marines 
with 280. 

Shooting on the Marine team were three 
Women Reserve shooters, Duffy, Peters and 

Maintaining their unbroken record the 
Old Liner rifle team won its fifth straight 
match. For the first time of the season 
Arthur Cook failed to shoot high score for 
the evening. Honors went to McDougal of 
the National Capital Rifle Club who top- 
ped Cook's score of 286 by 2 points. 

The Maryland team ran up a total score 
of 1394 points against 1376 for the Na- 
tional Capitals. 

Colonel Griswold's University of Mary 
land marksmen won from the Berwyn Gun 
Club 1395 to 1381. It was the Old Liners 
sixth straight win. 

A. E. Cook was high target for the Terps 
with 100—100—89 for 289. followed in 
order by Carter, Wessons. Decker, Griguglio. 
Bowling. Weber. Jenkins. Waters and Stith. 

Berwyn's high man was Merriman, 
oc)_c)5_ 8 g f or 282, followed by Gebler, H. 
J. Waters, R. Waters, Krites, Cerniglia, 
Moore, Mitchell and Hopkins. 

Making it seven straight Maryland's 
shooters took the measure of Georgetown 
University 1391 to 1289. For the Terps A. 
E. Cook was again No. 1 man with 100 — 
100—91 to make 291, followed by Bowling. 
Decker, Weber, Wesson, Briguglio, Stith. 
Peabody, Sando and Jenkins. 


Paglia was Georgetown's high man with 
97—88—82 to make it 267, followed by 
Ashe, Walker, Small, Moran. Sawch, Jen- 
kins, Stone and Skahan. 

The University of Maryland's rifle team 
shot its second meet of the 1946-47 season 
against the Marine Headquarters Unit from 

The Old Liner's ran up a score of 1386 
points, against the Marine Reserve score 
which came to 1339. As in the previous 
match (the Old Liners defeated the mar- 
ines in an early season match) Arthur Cook 
took the spotlight by shooting the high 
score of 286 points. The other four men 
whose scores were tabulated in the final 
score were John Wessen with 280, Walt 
Bowling 275, J. Rolom 273, and Emanuel 
Briguglio who shot 272. The remaining five 
men who fired, but whose scores were not 
used in the final tabulation were Joe Decker 
with 271 points, M. A. Orr, 270, Dave 
Weber 267, Robert Carter 259 and E. EJ 
Hobbs with 245. Against this the Marine 
team scores ran from 260 to 269, with the 
exception of their team captain who shot 

Maryland next defeated the "973" team 
of the Maryland Rifle League, 1391 to 


The New York Enquirer each year rates 
the group it regards as the top ten men 
in the Administration of boxing. This 
year's list again includes the name of 
Colonel Heinie Miller, Head Boxing Coach 
at the University of Maryland. 


"Yes, Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus!" 
might well have been said by Ed Rieder, 
Maryland's classy 155 pound boxer, as he 
wound up on the short end of a decision 
in favor of Joe Miragliotta. Ed might have 
added, "And this year he comes early!" 
The booing that followed the green light 
in favor of the Cavalier mitmen lasted a 
long, long time. Nothing like it ever before 
at College Park. The crowd seemed to 
think it was one of those things that even 
Houdini couldn't have handed down aided 
by mirrors and two pairs of pants. The 
booing was in technicolor, wired for sound 
and in spades yet. 

Virginia won the meet by half a point, 
4i/£ to 3i/£ and several other decisions were 
not exactly Chanel No. 5 either. 

Referee Ray Gadsby, after the bouts, re- 
marked, "There should have been two 
judges in addition to the referee". Aye and 
amen to that. Its standard in boxing the 
world over and is called for in national 
collegiate boxing rules. The referee is a 
busy man up on that big white drum. Two 
competent judges can sit in calmly and 
"see" the bout. 

In the 135 pound class Jimmy Miragliot- 
ta, Virginia's Eastern Intercollegiate cham- 
pion, bit off a sweet chunk to chew on in 
Maryland's Danny Smith. It was nip and 
tuck all the way. Since Danny did the 
leading the crowd figured he had no worse 
than a draw coming. It came up "Virginia". 
You'll hear more from Danny. 

In the 145 pound class Tommy Maloney 


got only an even-Steven nod against Willie 
Barnett. Maloney boxed on even terms 
against Barnett for two frames. In the 
third the Terp unleashed smashing right 
handers to body and head. He seemed to 
have it easy enough. 

At 165 Maryland unwrapped its surprise 
package in Bob Gregson. After a grade 
"A" exhibition of on balance counter 
punching right out of the book he took 
the decision over Earl Barnett. 

In the heavyweight division 176 pound 
Kenny Malone went around hefty Edgar 
Allen Poe III like a cooper goes around 
a barrel, Malone winning pulled up and 
going away. 

At 175 Bob Hafer, Maryland beginner, 
did O.K. against Virginia's Ralph Shoaf. 
Hafer, his first time in the ring, was a 
last minute substitute for Arnold Gibbs. 
out with a nose injury. Gibbs had intended 
to substitute for Nick Kozay, who decided 
against boxing. Virginia's win here was 
extremely close. 

At 130 Virginia's Basil Miragliotta, South 
Atlantic champion, won from classy Al 
Salkowski, boxing one grade above his 
normal poundage. It was again very close 
and Salkowski is a much better fighter than 
he showed on his first time out. He figures 
to prove that later. 

At 125 juvenile Davey Lewis went in as 
a last minute substitute for Danny Mc- 
Laughlin, who had figured on taking the 
spot vacated by Al Salkowski. But Danny 
side-tracked with flu and the doctor's orders 
to lay off. Davey won by a last round 
rally. It could have been a draw and no 
griping on it. 

Juggling the line-up was made necessary 
due to a broken thumb incurred in train- 
ing by Andy Quattrocchi, Maryland's 
regular 130-pounder, who punches like all 
get-out. Watch him later. He might recall 
Ivan Nedomatsky. 

Malone went in with a wrenched back. 
Gregson, Malonev and Smith boxed in 

5 Go'" 

spite of elbow injuries. All three were un- 
der treatment right up to ring time. 
Game boys in there shooting for the team. 
Thus three of the boys were not right and 
three were last minute substitutions. The 
decisions were not so good and the I crps 
were nosed out by one half a [joint against 
a very good Cavalier team. 

Which adds up to "The boxing outlook 
at Maryland is pretty good" with Coach 
Heinie Miller's fingers crossed against in 
juries and substitutions. 

"Dun't LeflF" 

There was a snicker or two when Vir- 
ginia's big heavyweight Edgar Allen Poe 
III was introduced. He is a direct descend- 
ant of the famous poet who, in Baltimore, 
wrote "The Raven". But Poe III was not 
reciting. He was in there doing his level 
best for his school. Which brings us to 
the comment that with the sole exception 
of Len Rodman a few years ago, who drove 
over from Baltimore's School of Pharmacy 
to box for Maryland, the Terps have 
usually found their big fellows sitting on 
the side lines. Other schools have heavy- 
weights. Maryland has been going in there 
with the heavyweight file a blank and one 
point spotted out of eight, or with a little 
fellow like Ken Malone making up in guts 
what he lacks in poundage. If anyone 
thinks its moonlight and roses to spot good 
opponents l/8th of the possible score 
before the bell rings or to spot 'em 25 
pounds they can write that opinion down 
for their old Aunt Tabitha. 


Maryland's boxing team, crippled worse 
than at any time in Terrapin ring history, 
registered a surprise upset by defeating 
Bucknell's Bisons 8 to 0. Not since the 
same score was turned in against Richmond 
back in 1937 has a Terp fistic team regis- 
tered a shutout score. 

Three Maryland wins were convincing 
knockouts. Four were by decision. Bucknell 
forfeited the heavyweight bout. 

At 125 Maryland's diminutive Danny Mc- 
Laughlin gave a master to pupil boxing ex- 
hibition to handily trounce Harry Fagan, 
Bucknell. Danny substituted for Al Salkow- 
ski on less than one day's notice and with 
no pre-bout training. The decision was 

At 130 juvenile Davey Lewis represented 
the Terrapins in place of Andy Quattracchi, 
out with an injured hand. Boxing coolv 
Lewis took the measure of Ray Hood. A 
smashing third round finish with Hood all 
in at the bell won two votes for Lewis while 
the third ballot was for a draw. 

At 135 Danny Smith, for the Old Liners, 
won a split verdict over Bucknell's good 
boy, Bill Fiora. The latter was an able 
and extremely agressive boxer who had a 
lead over the Marylander going into the 
final stanza. Fiora layed a steady barrage 
of wide right and left hooks. Smith, in ex- 
cellent condition, stepped inside of these 
blows and most of them went around 
Smith's head. In the third Danny began 
stepping inside of the swings, nailing Fiora 
with straight rights and short right hooks 
to the head, alternating with smashing left 
hooks to the body. The slips read two for 
Smith and one for Fiora. It was a swell 
fight, with aggressiveness stacked against 


smart on balance counter punching. ["he 

latter m\ le won. 

\i 1 15 Johnn) Aibarano, making his firsl 
appearance in any ring, won from Buck- 
ncll's licvi man. Jesse Syme. Aibarano look 
the plate of lommv Maloney, out with a 
nose injury, and Billy Greer, who was to 
replace Maloney but pulled up sick just 
Ix-foic ring time. The word had to be 
passed in the Coliseum to get Aibarano into 
the dressing room where he was issued his 
lust pair of boxing shoes. Albarano's win 
was a great tribute to excellent physical 
condition. Not in Syme's class as an ex- 
perienced boxer Aibarano was outpointed 
for two rounds. He followed instructions to 
the letter and. in the third round, banking 
on physical condition, he opened up with 
everything lie could throw. It had Syme all 
in at the finish and won the unanimous 
dct ision. 

\i 155 Maryland's Eddie Ricder. counter 
punching with both hands on every lead 
made l>\ Bucknell's Jim Houghton, slopped 
the Bison in round three after easilv carry- 
ing the first two rounds. Smashing outside 
left and right hooks to the head and inside 
left hooks to the body did the job. 

Another kayo was registered by Man- 
kind's dass Bob Gregson in two rounds 
against Bucknell's Doug Fleming. The lat- 
ter was never in the running and was out- 
(lassed by the fast stepping and counter 
punching Gregson, who gave a masterly ex- 
hibition of the art of hit and get away. 

Kenny Mslone, boxing at his proper 175 
pound weight, flattened game and willing 
Don Nesselbush. Bucknell. in two frames. 
The Bison had plentv of heart but cour- 
age was not enough. Malone knew too 
many answers. 

\rnold Gibbs. Maryland, won the heavy- 
weight bout by default. 

Just prior to the bouts Ken Malone was 

dec ted team captain. Jimmy Hoffman was 
elected team manager with Jack Crane as 

his assistant. 

Commenting on the Bucknell win Coach 
Heinie Miller said, "It was a pleasure to 
note how each and every Maryland lad on 
this occasion followed instructions to the 
letter. It seemed as though we were back 
again in the prewar vears of 1937 and 

Joe Bunsa, former CUA ring star, did a 
fine job as third man with Captain Hairs 
Volkman and Dr. O. U. Singer as judges 
and Professor George D. Quigley as time- 

West Point 

Maryland's ring men. favored by one 
close decision, but having to overcome two 
close ones against them, won from West 
Point's crack Army team, 4i/ 2 to 3i/2 to beat 
the Cadet's long winning streak. 

At 12.") little Darin) Mcl.auglin handed 
out a boxing lesson to Army's Mcdon Bitter 
l<> win the unanimous nod. 

At 130 dynamic Andy Quattrocchi made 

his debut for the Terps knocking out Clar- 
ence Waters, Ainu. And) punches with 
either hand. 

At 135 Bill Hiestand. Army, shaded game 
little Danny Smith in the best bout of 
the night. Because Maryland has no other 
135 pounder Smith took his regular spot 
in the line-up. He had not trained and 
had been in bed for the better part of three 
days with the grippe. The bout was nip 
and tuck. It would have been a draw on 
all three score cards but for a two point 
penalty imposed on Smith for an unin- 
tentional and undamaging low blow. Two 
judges called for Army. One called it a 

At 145 Tommy Maloney pulled up with 

a draw against Vrmy's loin ll.i/.ud Id 
raosl of the ringsiders ii looked like Mary- 
land's Tommy had all three rounds. The 
crowd let this one have a pretty good ration 
of the merry roundelay. I wo judges called 
ii even. The referee wrote for Maloney. 

At 155 Maryland's Ed Rieder won from 
Dick Howell after three smacking rounds. 
Most ringsiders thought this one could have 
been a draw. It was one of those that can 
go either way depending upon what stvlc 
you like. All three slips were for Rieder. 

At 165 Army's Harrv Ball won the 
unanimous decision from Marv land's fast 
stepping Bob Gregson. 1 he latter did not 
fight his usual fight and. for two rounds, 
allowed Ball to take the lead. When 
Gregson assumed the initiative in the third 
he took that round, but it proved a bit 
too late to pull the fat out of the fire. 
Gregson is a better boxer than he showed 
against Army. 

\ split decision lost for Mar. land's Cap- 
tain Ken Malone against Army's Pete Mon- 
fore. Malone appeared to have easilv out - 
boxed the soldier. The latter was game and 
aggressive and did most of the leading. 
Most ringsiders thoughl Malone won il 
and that a draw would have been plent) 
fair for the cadet. The slips read two foi 
Army and one for a draw. 

With the team score lied going into the 
final. Arnold Gibbs. Marv land 175 pounder, 
faced 6 ft., 4 inch Joe Kiernan. Army 
Gibbs moved in with a banging left hook 
to the body followed bv a straight right 
into the midrift and an overhand right 
flush on the jaw. That tore it. School was 
out. That's all there was; there wasn't an) 

Referee Joe Bunsa, C.L'.A. Judges, Lieu- 
tenant Commanders M. O. Slater and A. I". 
Betzel, U.S.N. , Naval Academy. 


Top, left to right: — Kenny Malone, heavyweight; Arnold Gibbs, 175; Bob Hater, 175; Bob Gregson, 165; Ed Rieder, 155; Tommy 
Maloney, 145. Bottom, left to right: — Billy Greer, 145; Danny Smith, 135; Andy Quattrocchi, 130; Al Salkowski, 125; Danny 

McLaughlin, 125; Davey Lewis, 125. 


(Continued From Paye 2b) 


nccring Associations to the engineering 
societies of the United States; Honorary 
Member, Association of Engineers and 
Architects of Mexico and its Representative 
in Western Hemisphere; Honorary Member, 
\rgentine Society of Engineers and Honor- 
ary Member. Institute of Engineers of 

Serve as Adviser to the Department of 
State on all matters relating to engineering 

Engineering College Research Associa- 
tion, Member. Editorial Advisory Board, 
"Journal of Current Engineering Re- 
search", Member, Committee on Relations 
with Federal Research Agencies, Member, 
Subcommittee of above on National Ad- 
\ isorv Committee for Aeronautics. 

Engineers' Council for Professional 
Development. Representative of this organi- 
zation on Committee on Engineers, of Na- 
tional Roster of Scientific and Specialized 

Engineers Joint Council, (Representing 
the five National Founder Engineering 
Societies), Chairman, Commission on Latin 

Maryland Association of Engineers, Past 
President (three terms). 

Maryland Committee on Water Pollution, 

Maryland State Board of Registration for 
Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors 
of Maryland, Member, representing Civil 
Engineers and Land Surveyors of Maryland. 

Maryland State Bureau of Control Sur- 
veys and Maps, Chairman, Advisory Board. 


JOHN C. STERLING, Maryland '16, was Superintendent of the Machine Shop Division at Newport News 
Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, for the construction of the aircraft carrier shown above. 


HARRY D. WATTS, Maryland '04, is President of 

James Stewart and Company, contractors, who 

built this Seventy Story Building, 60 Wall Street 

Tower, New York City. 

Maryland State Planning Commission, 
Member, Committee on Highways. 

Maryland Traffic Safety Commission, Vice 
Chairman, Chairman, Committee on Engi- 

National Council of State Boards of Engi- 
neering Examiners, Member, Committee on 

Dean Steinberg's Special Services During 
World War II include: — 

Maryland Council of Civilian Defense. 
Director. Plant Protection School. 

Maryland State Aviation Commission, 
Engineer Adviser, Joint Representative of 
this Commission and the Maryland State 
Planning Commission to National Capital 
Park and Planning Commission on study 
of airport locations in Metropolitan Area 
of District of Columbia. 

Office of Civilian Defense, Technical Ad- 
viser, for 3rd Region (Pennsylvania, Mary- 
land and District of Columbia). 

U, S. Navy, Member, Naval College 
Selection Committee for Maryland. 

U. S. Bureau of Prisons, Department of 
Justice. Educational Consultant. 

U. S. Office of Education, Regional Re- 
presentative for all colleges and universities 
in Maryland, District of Columbia, Vir- 
ginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina, 
on engineering war training under the 
Engineering, Science and Management War 
Training Program (ESMWT), Member, 
Advisory Committee to Commissioner of 
Education on Surplus Property for Educa- 
tional Institutions. 

War Manpower Commission, Training 
Consultant. Training Within Industry, 
Regional Representative, Bureau of Train- 
ing. Region 4 (Maryland, District of 
Columbia, Virginia. West Virginia and 
North Carolina). 

War Department, Consultant, Army 
Specialized Training Program, Military 
District of Washington. 

War Price and Rationing Board, Prince 
Georges County, Md. Chairman. Transpor- 
tation Committee. 

Dean Steinberg also holds memberships 
in the following additional organizations, 
American Geophysical Union, National Re- 
search Council, American Society for Test- 
ing Materials. Engineers' Club of Balti- 
more, International Association for Bridge 
and Structural Engineering, Permanent In- 
ternational Road Congress, Tau Beta Pi, 


national honorary engineering fraternity, 
Omicron Delta Kappa, national honorary 
leadership fraternity, Phi Kappa Phi. na- 
tional honorarv scholarship fraternity 
Sigma Chi Fraternity; President. Board of 
Trustees, Gamma Chi Chapter, University 
of Maryland, Rotary Club of College Park, 
Maryland, Vestryman, St. Andrew's Episco- 
pal Church. College Park, Maryland. 

He is listed in Who's Who in America, 
Who's Who in Engineering. Who's Who in 
American Education. Who's Who in the 
East. American Men of Science, Inter- 
national Who's Who. 


When Maryland's Colonel J. P. S. Dever- 

eaux with his heroic little Marine Batta- 
lion stood off the Japs on Wake Island. 
President Roosevelt said, "When they re- 
turn they will find that their heroic effort 
and sacrifice united and inspired a nation." 

Newspaper reporters called on General 
Thomas Holcomb, Commandant of the 
Marine Corps, for a story regarding his re- 
actions to the magnificent defense of Wake 

"Did you expect them," General Holcomb 
asked, "to take it lying down? Besides it 
is not a new story. The same thing hap- 
pened at Bladensburg, Maryland, in the 
War of 1812 when a small battalion of 
Marines of about the same strength as the 
outfit on Wake died on the line in the face 
of the numerical superiority of the invad- 
ing British Army." 

A Maryland incident that made history 
and should not be forgotten. Possibly some 
of Devereaux' inspiration came from 
Bladensburg's defense, in his native Mary- 

Paul Revere's famous ride, reduced to 
practical horsemanship, was not a great 
fete. But Paul had a poet! So the ride 
went on to posterity. 

The Marine battalion at Bladensburg was 
something great. However, they had no 
poet. A Texan once said, referring to the 
Greeks on the fields of Marathon, "The 
Greeks had one messenger. He was the lone 
survivor. He got away to leave the story 
of Marathon for the pages of history. Well, 
the Alamo had no survivors. Neither did 
Custer at Little Big Horn. It pays to have 
a get away man for history's pages." 


He was just a campus live wire. Gradu- 
ated from Maryland's College of Commerce 
in 1940. Member of the Boxing and Foot- 
ball squads. Alpha Tau Omega. Pi Delta 
Epsilon, Scabbard and Blade Society. His 
name was Bruce Davis. He looked forward 
to post war Homecoming Days. H"; will not 
attend them. His widow. Gudnv Asta. lives 
in her native Iceland with the Davis' daugh- 
ter, Anna Mary. His parents live in San 
Mateo. California, at 967 Rosewood Drive, 

Seems only yesterday that Bruce Davis 
was around the College Park campus, great- 
ly interested in his job as managing editor 
of the 1939 Terrapin. Just a line kid; typi- 
cally the Maryland kind. A 'hello' fellow 
on a 'hello' campus. A hero? Bruce would 
have laughed at that one. Well, that's the 
stock from which heroes arc made. Jusi 
guvs named Bruce or Joe or Bill. Could 
Bruce Davis have read Major Mike Rinc- 
hart's fine article, "The Red Devils Got 
What They Wanted", in the April 27, 1945 
Saturday Evening Post, the Maryland boy 
would have thought Major Mike was writ- 
ing about some fellow other than Bruce 
Davis. Rinehart wrote: — "They are proud 
of the leadership of Captain William B. 
Davis, who although wounded in both legs, 
took the portable radio from his dead 
operator and directed artillery fire on at- 
tacking tanks. Captain Davis had to roll 
downhill from his observation post to get 
back to his company. He was killed by a 
shell fragment several hours later as he 
lay on a litter." 

\t a formal retreat ceremony at San 
Francisco's historic Presidio the Bronze 
Star Medal was awarded to Bruce Davis' 
widow. The citation follows: — "For Dis- 
tinctive heroism in connection with military 
operations against the enemv on 10 Septem- 
ber 1944 in the vicinity of Arnaville. 
France. Captain Davis, a company com- 
mander, was in command of a company of 
our forces assisting in the establishment of 
a bridgehead across the Mosselle River, and 
the assault on the high wooded terrain 
known as "Hill 386." Under intense fire 
from enemy artillery, mortar, automatic and 
small arms fire. Captain Davis, with utter 
disregard for his own safety personally led 
and encouraged his men forward in attain- 
ing their objective. When his company's 
advance was halted by a fortified strong- 
point, Captain Davis completely exposed to 
the intense fire, personally and with his 
individual weapon succeeded in silencing 
the enemy strongpoint and capturing eight 
of the enemy's soldiers thereby enabling 
our forces to again proceed forward. When 
his radio operator became a casualty, Cap- 
tain Davis strapped the radio upon his back 
and directed accurate and precision artil- 
lery fire upon the enemy's position. In this 
action Captain Davis received severe and 
painful wounds but declined medical treat- 
ment until his men were treated. Captain 
Davis' courage, fearlessness, and intrepid 
action was largely responsible for repulsing 
a strong enemy counter-attack. His con- 
duct reflects great credit on himself and is 
in accord with the highest traditions of the 
Military Service." 

This is from the official report of the 
Fifth Division in France, vis: — "Leadership 
such as Capt. William B. Davis. C Company 
Commander displayed, inspired. Capt. 
Davis was with his SCR-284 radio operator 


Maryland '40, he gave his life for his country. 

observing on the flank of his company when 
the radio operator was killed. Though 
wounded in the legs, Capt. Davis strapped 
the radio on his back, called for Artillery 
fire on tanks in Arry he observed and rolled 
downhill to his company to which he gave 
essential orders and stimulation. He re- 
fused evacuation until forcibly put on a 
litter. He was fatally hit as he lay on the 

Quite a fellow, wasn't he, that Davis? 
Quite a soldier. Quite an American. 

May his couch be soft in the guarding 
loam as he sleeps the sleep of the brave, 
the young, the strong, the fair. 


By J- G. Lucas 

Former Marine Corps Combat Correspondent, in 
the New York World Telegram 

We say that the men who fought this 
war don't glory in it, that they hate war. 
And we think we mean what we say. But 
it isn't true. We are more war-minded 
than we know. When I asked myself re- 
cently, "Do I hate war?" 1 had to answer, 
"I don't." I had to go on from there. I 
may secretly love war. Self-examination 
shocked me; I suddenly was aware of 
something I hadn't known about myself. 
I suspect that more of the millions who 
fought this war feel this way than admit it, 
even to themselves. 

War is ugliness. War is death. War is 
destruction. War is heartbreak and sorrow. 
The men who fight wars, when they fight 
them, hate war. They hate its blood and 
carnage, its grime and filth, its demands on 
their bodies. They hate its separations, its 
regimentation. But when wars are over, day 
after day that's easier to forget. 

You don't forget the other side of the 
war. You don't forget that in war you 
found the only Christian brotherhood you 
ever knew. You don't forget that in war 
you found complete selflessness. You don't 


forget learning in war that a man could 
love the other fellow more than himself, 
if only for a minute, an hour, a day. You 
don't forget that in war you saw men who 
loved life give their lives for you. 

I didn't know that kind of living before 
I went to the war. I haven't known it 
since. I miss it. The absence of it, the 
brutal contradiction of it in peace, makes 
it the harder to forget. 

We have returned to a world at peace. 
It is a world of dog-eat-dog. Probably it 
has always been like that. Probably it 
hasn't (hanged much. Probably we haven't 
either. We've taken up our places in this 
world, and are living by its rides. But we 
can't forget that once we knew — and were 
— men who lived and died by other rules. 

Living on that plane for an hour, I am 
dissatisfied with anything less. William 
James sa\s the world, in peace, must find 
the moral equivalent for war. Lacking that, 
peace is inadequate. Lacking that, peace 
produces nostalgia for war. 

When we tore into Germany and Japan, 
thousands of World War I veterans — 
bankers drawn from their banks, judges 
from> their benches, farmers from their 
farms — flocked back to war. There may 
be a moral to it. Certainly, a national 
preparedness program and a foreign policy 
based on frank recognition that we're not 
as peace-loving as we say — that we're not 
even a neutral-minded people when there's 
a first-rate scrap going on — might have 
dissuaded our enemies from attacking us 
in both wars. 

Our task is at once simple and staggering. 
We've got to forge a world of peace out 
of the same steel we forge a world at war. 
It's insane that war should bring out our 
best qualities and peace our worst. 


Kent County produced the great artist. 
Charles W. Peale, noted particularly for 
his picture of Washington. 


"Congratulations on the fine new 
'MARYLAND'. It is indeed a great step 
forward", writes G. Kenneth Horwath, '35 
and '44, 1316 Hanover Street, Baltimore 
30, adding "the entire alumni should 
wholeheartedly support this project. Best 
wishes for continued success". 

Writes Mrs. Edward F. (Louise Fenton) 
Quinn, 10 Sunset Road, Bay Shore, Long 
Island, N. Y. "Both Ed and I enjoyed the 
December super-'MARYLAND' publication. 
We have already interested two New York- 
ers in going to Maryland and now that 
Ed has been transferred to Fort Sam 
Houston, Texas, we'll send you some 

"I received my copy of MARYLAND", 
writes Tom Rives, '42, 331 West Scott Ave., 
Rahway, N. J. "and to say the least I am 
verv enthusiastic about our publication." 


Here are seventeen commandments for 
safer automobile driving as published by 
the Pennsylvania State Highway Com- 

1. Always be alert. Let nothing distract 
your attention from your job of driving. 

2. Approach pedestrians with caution. Be 
ready to make a quick, safe stop. 

3. Always remain a sufficient distance be- 
hind the car in front of you to be able to 
stop safely. 

4. Slow-moving vehicles must keep to the 
extreme right of the highway. The) arc 
an accident hazard, inviting foolish motor- 
ists to make dangerous passes. 

5. When an officer signals for you to stop, 
drive to the extreme right of the highway 
and give notice of your intention to the 
vehicle behind you. 

6. Always slow down before reaching a 

7. Instead of coasting around a curve, 
keep your car in gear and feed the gas 

8. Never jam your brakes. Best braking 
power is obtained by applying and releas- 
ing the brakes intermittently with a pump- 
ing motion. 

9. Permit clutch to remain engaged in 
slowing down. 

10. To insure safety, use the same geai 
in descending a steep grade as you would 
have to use to ascend it. 

11. If vour car starts to skid, keep it in 
gear and turn the front wheels in the 
direction of the skid. 

12. Never over-drive your headlamps at 
night. A good rule is to drive two-thirds 
as fast by night as you do by day. Sun- 
down — slow down. 

13. Keep your windshield clean. A dirty 
windshield is especially hazardous at sun- 
down and at night. 


14. Be on the alert at night for identifi- 
cation lights of trucks and buses. These in- 
dicate the presence of a large, slow-moving 


15. Never operate a car more than four 
hours with less than 30 minutes relaxation, 
or more than eight hours with less than 
two hours rest. 

16. Keep your car under control while 
passing children who are walking or play- 
ing along the highway. 

17. Avoid looking directly at the lights 
of an oncoming car at night. An eye is a 
sensitive instrument which is quickly 
blinded by a glare. 


Admiral Winfield S. Schley, who won the 
naval battle of Santiago, was born in 
Frederick County. 


The age limits for Reserve and Tem- 
porary Officers of the Navy and Marine 
Corps applying for transfer to regular 
Navy in medical, dental, hospital and med- 
ical allied sciences corps and Officers ap- 
plying for transfer as Legal Specialists has 
been increased by three (3) years. 

For officers in the above categories the 
requirement that applications must be sub- 
mitted within six (6) months from release 
to inactive duty has been cancelled and 
those who are now eligible for transfer 
under the increased age limit will not lose 
priority as a result of having been on in- 
active duty providing they applv for trans- 
fer prior to March 1st, 1947. 




This edition of "Maryland", devoted to 
the College of Engineering, i-> an example 
of co-operation and helpfulness extended 
to the editor b\ Dean S. S. Steinberg, Dean 
of the College of Engineering. 

Oilier special editions to come — and to 
remain in the same rotation for each year — 
are as follows: — 

March— Agriculture, Vnimal Husbandry. 

Vpril — Law. 

M; 1X — Medicine. Pharmacy, Dentistry, 

r U ne-— Business and Public Administra 

j u ij — Women's Number. Home ECO 

August — Arts and Sciences. 

September— Graduate School. Research. 

October — Athletic annual. Vports. 

November — Education. 

December — Christmas Annual. 

January— Unassigned. 


The Burning of the Peggy Stewart, was 
the Old Line States version of Boston's 
similar event, a spectacular occasion of far- 
reaching importance, not alone to Mary- 
land, but to all the colonies. As early as 
1770 merchants of Boston. New York. Phila- 
delphia. Baltimore and Annapolis bad 
agreed to resist the English tea lax. Boston 
had had its famous "tea party," but even 
this did not prevent Anthony Stewart of 
Annapolis from bringing his brig, the 
"Peggy Stewart" into Annapolis with a 
cargo of tea. Indignantly Marylanders de- 
termined that the tea should not be landed 
and on October 19, 1774. Stewart himself 
was forced to set fire to his own ship with 
ils challenged cargo. Ibis was the last 
attempt to import tea into the English- 
American colonies. 


One of America's great generals was re- 
cently retired after 48 years of Army service. 
He is Gen. Walter Krueger. who led the 
6th Winv from New Guinea to Tokyo. But 
for the great hgurc of Gen. MacArthur, 
his talents would have gained greater public 
attention. Inside the Army there is no 
question of his military stature. In the 
Navy loo he was recognized as one of the 
most brilliant men to ever attend the 
Navy War College. 

Cen. krueger was peculiarly a product 
of the United Stales Army. He was born 
in Germany and brought to the United 
Stales by his widowed mother at the age 
of S and enlisted in the Army at 17 as 
a private during the Spanish-American 
War, His schooling, except for his ele- 
mentary and high school attendance up to 
17. therefore, was all gained in the various 
Army Staff schools and colleges. 

He joined MacArthur in New Guinea 
in the spring of 1943, having been selected 
by his chief from a long list of possibilities 
From then until the end of the war he 
played a vital part in the tactics of the 
Army's campaign in the Pacific. 




of Self Improvement 

1. Temperance: Eat not to dullness; 
drink not to elevation. 

2. Silence: Speak not but what may bene- 
fit others or yourself. 

3. Order: Let all your things have their 
places; each activity its time. 

4. Resolution: Resolve to perform what 
you ought. Perform what you resolve. 

5. Frugality: Make no expense but to do 
good to others or yourself. 

6. Industry: Lose not time; be always em- 
ployed in something useful. 

7. Sincerity: Think and speak justly. 

8. Justice: Wrong none by doing injuries, 
or omitting benefits that are your duty. 

9. Moderation: Avoid extremes. 

10. Cleanliness: Tolerate no uncleanliness 
in body, clothes, or habitation. 

11. Tranquility: Be not disturbed at trifles. 
or at unavoidable accidents. 

12. Chastity: Clean thoughts and whole- 
some activities lead to clean living. 


The First American Steamboat was in- 
vented by a Marylander, James Runisey, 
born in Cecil County, Maryland. He was 
an engineer who invented machinery which 
propelled a boat on the Potomac River in 
1784. Later he applied the power of steam 
to his invention, which successfully oper- 
ated his boat by taking water in at the bow 
and expelling it with great force at the 
stern. This took place on December 3, 
1787, ten years prior to the time when 
Robert Fulton drove his steam-propelled 
craft on the Hudson River. At Shephards- 
town, W. Va., just across the river from 
Maryland, a monument has been erected in 
commemoration of this historic event. 


The first monument to Washington was 
erected in Baltimore City, 1815. Hence 
its name, The Monumental City. 


The first steamboat in the United States 
(Invented by James Rumsey, a Marylander) 
made its trial trip on the Potomac river 
in 1785. 


The Mid-Atlantic Conference of the Stu- 
dent Veterans Coordinating Committee was 
held last month at the University of Penn- 
sylvania. The Maryland Association of 
Veterans was represented by seven dele- 

Delegates from 28 Eastern colleges and 
universities attended the SVCC sessions. 

Campus Vet's Club representatives, led 
by Bill Kyriakys, president of the Club, 
included Lennsworth Cottrell, Mary Dullea, 
John Grady, Hugh Hoenicker, Florence 
Kretchmer, and James Robinson. 

Panel discussions resulted in many reso- 
lutions which were subsequently voted on 
in open meeting. 

An accepted resolution from the financial 
panel favors increasing subsistence allow- 



ances to $100 for a single veteran and for 
a married veteran $10 additional for 
each child, with a maximum allowance of 
$20. The SVCC also voted favoring raising 
ceilings on GI earnings, including govern- 
ment subsistence, to $250 for single veterans 
and $300 for married veterans. 

The panel on housing proposed a reso- 
lution, which was also accepted, favoring 
extension of rent controls at present levels. 

The majority of accepted resolutions were 
brought forward by the panel on academic 
problems. A recommendation to propose 
enlargement of college faculties to facilitate 
smaller classes was approved. The SVCC 
also went on record as favoring extending 
the time limitations of PL346, the GI Bill 
of Rights, to enable the veteran to attain 
his occupational objective. This is the sys- 
tem employed for disabled veterans attend- 
ing college under PL16. 

The conference voiced opposition to the 
increase of tuition costs by many univer- 
sities, in an attempt to receive a maximum 
of funds from the GI Bill appropriation. 
The "quota system" of college entrance, 
employed in some leading universities was 
also opposed by the delegates. 

The resolutions approved by the dele- 
gates, who represented 71,400 student vet- 
erans, will be presented to committees in 



Have you tried the delicious apple top 
ping for ice cream, cake, baked apple, or 
even plain bread pudding? If not, try it. 
suggests Miss Margaret McPheeters, nutri- 
tion specialist for the University of Mary- 
land extension service. You can keep it 
on hand and have it ready for use at all 

Just take 4 cups of chopped, tart, juicy 
apples and 1 cup of white or light syrup 
and cook until the apples are tender and 
the juice is thick. Flavor with fresh mint, 
or the mint flavoring. If the color is a pale 
green, add a little green coloring. 

You can make a quantity at a time and 
keep it in the refrigerator in jars. When 
ready to use, top your ice cream or dessert 
with this apple topping. Put on a peak 
of grated cocoa nut, fresh, canned or dried, 
and a bit of red jelly or a cherry. It is as 
lovely to look at, says Miss McPheeters, as 
it is delicious to taste. The natural color 
of the dessert with the red. white and green 
topping adds much to the enjoyment of 
the meal. 

Apples are like milk, eggs, potatoes and 
many other basic foods in that there seems 
to be no end to the variety of their uses. 
They are delicious in plain salads or des- 
serts; cooked they add much in flavor 
color and texture to anv dish. 



1632. June 20. Royal proprietary charter to 
Maryland granted to George Calvert 
(Lord Baltimore). 

1634. March 25. Settlement begins at Saint 

1648. Motto adopted: Fatti Maschii Parole 
Femine. Scuto Bonae Voluntatis 
Tuae Coronasti Mos. 

1649. Act for toleration of religions. 
1681. Controversy with Pennsylvania over 

boundaries begins; covers three- 
quarters of a century. 

1691. Royal provincial government super- 
sedes proprietary government. 

1715. Proprietary government restored. 

1761. Robert Strawbridge conducts in Car- 
roll County the first Methodist serv- 
ice in America, the church being or 
ganized in Baltimore in 1784. 

1774. September 5. Maryland represented 
in the First Continental Congress. 

1776. First State constitutional convention. 
Constitution not submitted to the 

1784. Cokesbury College, the first Metho- 
dist College in the world, opens at 

1786. Rev. John Carroll appointed by the 
Pope to be Apostolic Vicar, later be- 
coming the first archbishop of the 
United States. 

1791. Maryland cedes 61 square miles to 
the Federal Government for the seat 
of Government — District of Colum- 

1804. Coal is discovered near Frostburg. 
causing later the construction of the 
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and the 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. 

1807. Charter granted to the College of 
Medicine of Maryland. (University of 

1810. Property requirements for electors 
are abolished. 

1826. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal begun. 

1828. Charles Carroll of Carrollton lays 
the cornerstone of the Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad — the oldest railroad 
on the Continent. 

I8.'((i. Roger B. Fancy becomes Chief Jus- 
tice of the United States. 

1839. Baltimore College of Dental Surgery 
organized, the first in the world. 

is II. Telegraph line constructed between 
Baltimore and Washington, the first 
in the world. 

1845. George Bancroft founds the United 
States Naval Academy at Annapolis. 

1850. Second constitutional convention 
meets. Adjourns May 13, 1851. New 
constitution, ratified In people, in 
force July 4, 1851. 

1656. Maryland Agricultural College char- 
tered, the second agricultural college 
in the Western Hemisphere. 

1864. Third constitutional convention. New 
constitution, which abolishes slavery, 
ratified by the people, and in force 
November 1. 

1867. Fourth constitutional convention. 
New constitution ratified by people, 
in force October 5. 

1920. The old University of Maryland 
(1807) consolidates with Maryland 
State College of Agriculture (1856) 
to become present University of 


Maryland participates in the Federal 
Constitutional Convention. 

1788. Federal Constitution ratified. 




THE Engineers have ragged ears, 
They love their pleasure hearty, 
They throw their janes 
through window panes . 
Each time they give a party. 


If Pocahontas hadn't saved that guy we 
wouldn't have any cough drops now and 
the phone book would only be about that 



Too many cooks spoil the 


Old but not bad, like the 
borderline egg, is the oldest 
engineer joke we know. 
Our old man pulled this 
one on the way home from 
Gentry Brothers Dog and 
Pony Show in 1901. Calla- 
han took his watch to the 
jeweler for drydock and 
overhaul. The jeweler 
opened the case and the 
cause of the stoppage, a 
dried up cockroach, dropped 
out. "No wonder it 
wouldn't run," moaned Cal- 
lahan, "the engineer is 
dead." (Faithful guy. Died 
at his post. Must have 
sneaked in there between 
the ticks.) 


Inspiration plus perspira- 
tion equals culmination of 

The Engineers are rough old dears. 
Then their's no hearts beat quicker, 
You can steal their women and their 

But don't you touch their likker! 

Girls who look sweet enough to eat, 
expect to. 


A gentleman is a wolf with his ears 
pinned back. 

When George Washington heaved thai 
dollar across the Rappahannock at Fred- 
ericksburg it was not such a great stunt 
A dollar went further in those days. Today 
it will get you a haircut yet. (But on the 
other hand we don't go far for a dollar 



• O 

It's too bad that nobody 
is ever actually bored to 


Most men will go to bat 
for good curves. 


Freshman at Zoo: "Where 
are the monkeys?" 

Senior: "They're in the 
back making love." 

Freshman: "Would they 
come out for peanuts?" 

Senior: "Would you?" 

Girls who keep on their 
toes keep away from heels. 

Teacher: "Junior, if I 
take 59 from 101, what's the 

Junior: "Yeah, that's 
what I say. To hell with 


The trouble with train- 
ing animals is that the 
trainer must know more than 
the animal. 

is attention without inten- 


A man-about-town often 
doesn't know just where 
he is. 


And then there was the 
ram who committed suicide 
when he heard Frank 
Sinatra sing "There'll Never 
Be Another Ewe." 


The guy who says his 
motor failed is using an old 


A woman's best asset is 
a man's imagination. 


A man chases a woman 
until she catches him. 

— O 

Marylander in Texas, 
"Looks like you'll have 

Texan, "Waal, hope so. 
Not so much for me but 
for my boy here. I've seen 


Overheard in the Varsity 
Grill: "Darling, I simply 
must watch my figure." So 
the sandwich maker leaned 
over the counter and asked, 
"Mind if I watch it for you?" 


"It might have been" is 
what puts the "if" in "life." 


Dresses that make women 
look slim make men look 




When the shortstop pro- 
posed to the millionaire's 
daughter she refused him. 
So he walked away mutter- 
ing. "No hits, no runs, no 


The best way to get ahead 
is to have one. 


When a fellow breaks a 
date he usually has to. 
When a girl breaks a date, 
she usually has two. 



"Oh Sheiky, look! Moitle just toined toitle!" 

Olc and Arvid fishing in Chesapeake Bay 
over the week end. Not a bite. 

"Ve ketch no fish here," moaned Ole, 
"\c pull heck to shore. Ve nefer come diss 
blace for fish no more." 

Disgustedly they began to row hack. 

"Ve yoost pull in here vun more blace," 
suggested Arvid. They did and filled tin- 
boat with fish. 

"Diss ban only goot blace in Chesapeake." 
commented Ole. "ve come beck here next 
veek und so ve be sure of same blace. 
Vrvid, you make take small piece chalk und 
make 'X' on side of boadt." 

"Dass ban silly business," replied Arvid, 
'making 'X' on side of boadt. Suppose ve 
come beck here next veek und dhey rent 
us a different boadt." 


The Engineers, they give three cheers, 
Because their ears won't stand for trim- 

They like their gamblin' and their beers 
But they run like hell from the wimmin'. 

Preacher, guest for dinner, "Why docs 
that little dog sit there glaring at me?" 

Junior. "You're eatin' off'n his plate!" 

"What is it? Tea or coffee?" 

"Dunno. The man didn't say." 

Heard at ROTC. "In case of gas attack 
what steps would you take?" 

"Real long ones." 


Hill billy juror, "Ah ain't influenced by 
arguments of the judge or the lawyers. 
Ah jist take a good look at the prisoner 
and reckon he's guilty because if he isn't 
what's he heah fo'?" 


I he little guy. hopeless, hapless and help- 
less, had just reported for R. O. T. C. in 
a uniform that remained at attention while 
he did about face. 

"What'U we do with him?", asked the 

"Put hini to cleaning rifles." replied the 

"But," asked the Captain, "who'll pull 
him through?" 

A wedding ring is like a tourniquet. 
Stops your circulation. 


Noisy, "Bring me some tomato juice for 
a pick up." 

Waiter, "O. K. and what will you have 
for yourself?" 


Wild oats make a lousy breakfast. 

Colored preacher, explaining hell, "You're 
all seen molten lava running down the 
side of a volcano. Well, at this place they 
use that lava for ice cream." 

The hardest thing about doing nothing 
is that you can't stop to rest. 

Italians now realize they have something 
in common with the Philistines. Both are 
sulfering catastrophe because of the jaw- 
bone of an ass. 


And then there was the mammy who 
named her children Eenie, Meenie, Miney 
and Edgar. She didn't want any Mo. 

Prof: "Give me a sentence containing 
a direct object." 

Delta: "You are very beautiful." 

Prof: "What is the object?" 

Delta: "A good grade." 


Father: "Young man, we turn the 
lights off in this house at 10:30." 

Terp. seated next to the man's daugh- 
ter: "Gee, that's darn nice of you." 

A Scotsman had to send an urgent tele- 
gram, and not wishing to spend more 
money than necessary wrote like this: 

"Bruises hurt erased afford erected analy- 
sis hurt too infectious dead." (Ten words.) 

The Scotsman who received it immedi- 
ately decided it was: "Bruce is hurt. He 
raced a Ford. He wreck it, and Alice is 
hurt, too. In fact she's dead." (Nineteen 


Professor Legree has just hung him- 

"Holy smokes! Have you cut him 

"No. He ain't dead yet." 

Nurse to Doctor: "He's not doing so 
well, Doctor; he quit chasing me around 
the bed." 


It's the cute little calves that make the 
men horse around. 


Scotchman pummcled to death. He 
thought the sign on the door said "Lad- 


Some men are so absentminded that 
finding a piece of rope in their hands 
confuses them. They don't know whether 
they have found a piece of rope or lost 
« horse. 


What's the matter with Snorky?" 
'His mother sent him an up-side-down cake.' 

"Git ovah thar, Dobbin'. Make room f'r 


The man in the moon isn't half as 
interesting as a lady in the sun. 

A sergeant, drilling a batch of recruits, 
saw that one of them was marching out of 
step. Going up to the man he said sar- 
castically, "Do you know, Bud, that every- 
one is out of step except you?" 

"What did you say?" inquired the rookie 

"I said everyone is out of step but youl" 

"Well," was the reply," You're in charge 
— you tell 'em!" 


The gag about the newly made leften- 
ant who leaped from a para plane, 
counted ten and pulled his rank is topped 
by the guy who asked, "When I jump 
what if this thing does not open?" "In 
that case," he was told, "you jump to a 


How to ask a guy in one word if he has 
had dinner, "JEET?" 


Li'l Rastus, "Ah's five yeahs old. How 
old is yo'?" 

Small Fry, "Ah dunno." 

Li'l Rastus, "Is yo' bothahed much by 

Small Fry, "No." 

Li'l Rastus, "Yo's fo'." 


Liquor kills a lot of people. Staying 
out late kills a lot of people. Smoking 
kills a lot of people. What kills all those 
people who live right? 


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lume XVIII 

MARCH, 1947 

Number Four 



A Message to 

. . . you! And . . . You! And . . . YOU! 

An important message to all 

MARYLAND, the publication of the alumni of the 
University of Maryland, hopes to keep pace, in size 
and appearance, with the rapid growth of the University 
as a whole. It is the intention to make the magazine a 
medium of expression which should represent adequately 
the University and the State. 

The University financed the first three issues of the 
magazine. ( Jopies were sent to all alumni whose addresses 
were available. The magazine needs sufficient alumni sup- 
port to finance in large part, if not completely, the publi- 

Also, plans are underway to develop, centralize, 
and vitalize an organization of alumni of the University, 
so that alumni strength and influence will be commensur- 
ate with the number of alumni. In this development the 
new publication plays a vital part. 

Please read the lead article under "Alumni News" 
in this issue. 

This magazine needs YOUR support 



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Abraham Lincoln Signed 
Land-Grant Act in 1862 
and Far - Seeing Officials 
Visualized Great School. 

IT HAS been said that Maryland agricul- 
ture more nearly presents a miniature of 
agriculture in the United States than that 
of any other state. This is by way of saying 
that the agriculture of the Old Line State 
is unusually diversified. To serve that widely 
diversified agriculture is the function of the 
College of Agriculture of the University of 
Maryland. In rendering that service, the 
activities of the College extend to the farms 
and homes throughout the entire state. 

By way of contrast with the conditions as 
they exist today, a bit of history is of inter- 
est. The so-called Land-Grant Act, which 
was the beginning of agricultural educa- 
tional institutions in most all of the states, 
was signed by President Abraham Lincoln 
in 1862. In Maryland, far-seeing individuals 
had recognized the need for systematic 
training in that important field and had 
taken steps to provide it. As early as 1856, 
the Maryland Agricultural College was 
chartered as a privately owned and operated 
institution. Thus, it was natural that when 
the General Assembly of Maryland accepted 
the grant under the Land-Grant Act, the 
Maryland Agricultural College was named 
as the beneficiary. At that time it became, 
at least in part, a State institution. In 1920 
the Agricultural College became a part of 
the University of Maryland. 

To Help Farmers 

While the founders of the agricultural 
college no doubt had in mind that agricul- 
ture would be taught in much the same 
way that liberal arts were being taught at 
that time, the needs for different types of 
information soon became apparent, not only 
for use in teaching classes, but in helping 
farmers to solve their problems. This need 
was felt not onlv in Maryland but in other 
states and resulted in the Hatch Act of 
1887, which provided for federal support 

for agricultural experiment stations. Mary- 
land, like most of the other states, estab- 
lished its experiment station in connection 
with its agricultural college. Such an ar- 
rangement permits a large percentage of 
the personnel to do both teaching and 

After the experiment stations had been 
in operation for some twenty to twenty-five 
years and the accumulating results of their 
research were becoming constantly more 
valuable, another great need became in- 
creasingly apparent. It was noted that much 
more was known about agriculture, about 
new and better methods, ways to reduce 
or prevent losses from insects and diseases, 
and many other problems, than was being 
put into general practice on the farms. 
There was need for getting the information 
to the people on their farms in ways that 
they could easily understand. In the case 
of new or different methods, it was essential 
that they be brought to the farmers in a 
way that they could follow in their own 

The Smith-Lever Act 

To meet this need, the Federal Govern- 
ment enacted the Smith-Lever Act in 1914. 
which provided for establishing an exten- 
sion service in agriculture and home eco- 
nomics in each state. Cooperative agricul- 
tural extension work under this act was to 
"consist of the giving of instruction and 
practical demonstrations in agriculture and 
home economics to persons not attending 
or resident in said colleges, and imparting 
to such persons information on said subjects 
through field demonstrations, publications, 
and otherwise." 

This type of agricultural education was 
just getting started when the country was 
confronted with the problems and emer- 
gencies of Woild War I. The service that 
could be rendered in :f.< *Y>od production 
and conservation measures and other war- 
time r.ctivities by trained agricultural and 
home demonstration agents in the counties 
was recognized and the organization was 
pushed as rapidly as possible. Maryland 
was one of the first states, if not the first. 


This fine new structure is soon to be erected on Maryland's campus 


Dean T. B. Symons, Head of Maryland's College 
of Agriculture 

to place a county agricultural and home 
demonstration agent in each county, and it 
has maintained that record. 

Other acts by the Federal Government 
and by the State have provided for growth 
and expansion of the three lines of agricul- 
tural education which culminated in the 
College of Agriculture as it is known today. 

There is still a fourth service to agricul- 
ture, and to other citizens of the state, that 
is centered in the College of Agriculture; 
namely, the regulatory work. In this re- 
spect, the organization in Maryalnd is 
unique. By act of the General Assembly, 
the Board of Regents of the University of 
Maryland and the Maryland State Board of 
Agriculture are one and the same. Certain 
regulatory measures, such as inspection of 
greenhouses and nurseries, control of insect 
pest and disease outbreaks, which are func- 
tions of the State Board of Agriculture, are 
delegated to the proper persons or depart- 
ments of the College of Agriculture. It is 
under such delegated authority that the 
State Entomologist, State Pathologist, State 
Veterinarian, and others conduct their work. 

Four Lines Of Service 

Experience through the years has con- 
vinced those in authority that the close 
coordination of the four lines of service in 
one organization makes for efficiency and 
economy, and avoids duplication and possi- 
bilities of friction and misunderstanding. 
Instructors in the several departments are 
closely associated with the research, exten- 
sion and regulatory work being carried on 
in their respective fields and in many cases 
devote a portion of their time to one or 
more of these types of activities. Close co- 
ordination of the four types of work enables 
the University to provide a stronger faculty 
in the College of Agriculture, and affords 
a higher degree of specialization than would 
otherwise be possible. It insures instructors 
an opportunity to keep informed on the 
latest results of research, and to be con- 
stantly in touch with current trends and 
problems that are revealed in extension and 


regulatory activities. Heads of departments 
hold staff conferences to this end, so that 
the student at all times is close to the 
developments one the frontiers of the several 
fields of knowledge. 

Young men and women are given a basic 
general education while they are being in- 
structed in the various brandies of agricul- 
ture. It is the objective to provide trained 
personnel for agricultural and allied indus- 

Courses Offered 

The College provides courses for those 
who wish to engage in general farming. live 
stock production, dairying, poultry hus 
bandry, fruit or vegetable growing, flori- 
culture or ornamental horticulture, field 
crop production, or in the highly scientific 
activities connected with these industries. 
It prepares men to serve as farm managers, 
for positions with commercial concerns re- 
lated to agriculture, for responsible posi- 
tions as teachers in agricultural colleges and 
in departments of vocational agriculture in 
high schools, or as investigators in experi- 
ment stations, for extension work, for regu- 
latory activities, and for service in the U. 
S. Department of Agriculture. Graduates 
are now holding responsible positions in 
practically all of these fields. 

Twelve Departments 

As now organized, the College of Agricul- 
ture includes twelve departments: Agricul- 
tural Chemistry; Agricultural Education 
and Rural Life; Agricultural Engineering; 
Agronomy; Animal Husbandry; Botany; 
Dairy Husbandry (including Dairy Manu- 
facturing); Entomology; Farm Management 
and Agricultural Economics; Horticulture, 
Poultry Husbandry; Veterinary Science; 
and Marketing. From the numerous courses 
offered in these departments a student can 
find training to fit himself for most any 
career in agriculture or allied fields which 
he desires to enter. Naturally, the courses 
offered are changing constantly in accord- 
ance with the changes and trends in Agri- 
culture. Rapid development of the poultry 
industry in Maryland during the last few 
years, for example, has resulted in the addi- 
tion of many new courses and different 
types of courses in that field. Mechaniza- 
tion of farm and home operations, together 
with such developments as freezing of foods. 


ChamDion Ram — Southdown flock, 
University of Maryland 

has required additional and different in- 
struction. Other such changes and trends 
are constantly affecting the courses offered 
by the College of Agriculture, as it is neces- 
sary for it to not only keep abreast of 
developments, but to train leaders for the 

In order that the work of the College 
shall be responsive to agricultural interests 
and shall adequately meet the needs of the 
varied agricultural industries in the state, 
and that the courses of instruction shall at 
all times be made most helpful for students, 
advisory councils have been constituted. 
These councils are composed of leaders in 
the respective lines of agriculture in Mary- 
land. By this means the College, the indus- 
tries and the students are kept abreast of 

The Experiment Station 

When Maryland farmers have a problem, 
the first agency to attempt to find a solution 
is the Agricultural Experiment Station. In 
general, it is a "trouble-shooter" for the 
farmers of the state. 

Maryland agriculture is made up of forty 
thousand small, individual businesses. The 
problems that confront such complex and 
diversified businesses are as numerous and 
perplexing as those of any other business. 
! lure is not sufficient capital or income 
so that one farm can conduct the research 
necessary to cope with its problems. Hence, 
the research laboratories and facilities at the 
Experiment Station are for Maryland agri- 
culture what the research laboratories are 
for large corporations. 

Scientists of the Station are constantly 
seeking to develop varieties and strains of 
crops that give higher yields of better 
quality, and that are more resistant to the 
ravages of diseases and insects. They are 
working for breeds and types of livestock 
and poultry that give greater returns for the 
feed, labor and care given them. Improve- 
ments in marketing, in management, in the 
design and construction of farm buildings, 
the adaption and use of farm machinery 
and equipment all come within the scope 
of investigators. 

The College Goes to the People 

A new variety of barley, developed by the 
Maryland Station, is free from tlu barbs that 
make bark) so disagreeable to handle. It 
is now the principal variety grown in the 
state and the acreage in that crop has 
greatly increased. A variety of sweet potato, 
the "Maryland Golden," brings premium 
prices on the market. A new peach, the 
"Redskin," demonstrated superiority in sev- 
eral respects and is being planted exten- 
sively. A number of new varieties of pota- 
toes have been introduced, some of which 
are particularly resistant to the most de- 
structive diseases. As a result of the Experi- 
ment Station's efforts in locating and testing 
strains of hybrid seed corn and its assistance 
in providing seed of adapted strains, the 
farmers of Maryland are able to use this 
higher yielding seed on more than three- 
fourths of their corn acreage. A new strain 
of hogs that is being developed in coopera- 
tion wth the Federal Government promises 
to be especially adapted to conditions in this 
slate. The list could be continued almost 

Facts and methods developed by research 
assume their real value only when they be- 
come general practice of the people on the 


Cattle and Dairy Barns 


Used for instruction at the University of Maryland 

farms and in the homes. The Extension 
service is the division of the College of 
Agriculture that is designed to help farm 
people take full advantage of all the know- 
ledge available that will enable them to 
improve their standards of living. 

In each Maryland county there is an agri- 
cultural agent and a home demonstration 
agent, and in many counties there are assist- 
ant agents. They are not only trained and 
experienced in the latest and best informa- 
tion, but they are residents of the respective 
counties, neighbors of those whom they 
serve, and know their conditions and prob- 
lems at first hand. Back of these agents in 
the counties is a group of specialists. It is 
the job of each specialist to keep thoroughly 
informed in his or her particular field and 
to assist both the agents and the people 
with problems that arise, as well as help 
plan programs and procedures for develop- 
ment of their respective lines. 

Two features have been prominent in ex- 
tension work. The people themselves have 
had a dominant part in determining the 
programs to be carried out, and the pri- 
mary aim is to help people help themselves. 
This obviously has made for close coopera- 
tion between extension workers and the 
people in their counties. It has resulted in 
the training of leaders who greatly magnify 
the work that extension workers could do as 

Farm And Home Visits 

By demonstrations, meetings, visits 10 
farms and homes, visits at the offices of 
agents, publications, letters, telephone, 
radio, exhibits, tours, and other means, the 
extension workers are in constant contact 
with rural people. Last year, for example, 
they made 27,416 farm and home visits to 
13,925 different farms and homes. They 
had 78,857 calls at their offices and 112,109 
telephone calls relating to their work. They 
distributed more than 80,000 bulletins on 
subjects of interest to people in their coun- 
ties and conducted 8,000 demonstrations. 

The work of the Extension Service is 
organized for the benefit of all members of 
the familv, the men, women, bovs and girls. 
There is a place for the boy and girl who is 
old enough to carry out a simple project, 
and also for the father and mother and 

older youth. The ultimate objective is to 
develop a more satisfying and pleasant 
rural life. Extension workers have an active] 
part in any efforts that are made for com- 
munity and home improvement, as well as 
in helping to make the farm enterprise more 
successful and profitable and the farm home 
more comfortable, convenient and attrac- 
tive. Development of leadership and cul- 
tural attainment are results of the work 
that cannot be measured. Bringing to rural 
people accurate but unbiased information 
regarding the broad questions, which have 
developed as an aftermath of war, is an 
example of the tasks and responsibilities 
that come to extension workers with chang- 
ing conditions. 

The work with boys and girls is carried 
on through 4-H clubs, the H's standing for 
development of the head, heart, hands and 
health, which indicates its breadth. The 
13,000 boys and girls enrolled last year car- 
ried out one or more definite projects, such 
as growing a home garden, raising dairy or 
beef animals, or hogs, growing potatoes or 
raising chickens, canning food, or making 
or repairing garments. But, all work and 
no play is not wholesome for young per- 
sons, so that 4-H club training gives atten- 
tion to recreation, cultural and social 

Regulatory Services 

Certain regulations pertaining to agricul- 
tural products, or products connected with 
agriculture, have been considered in the 
public interest by the General Assembly 
and laws have been enacted for their en- 
forcement. These include laws requiring 
inspection of nurseries and greenhouses, the 
dairy inspection law, fresh egg law, provi- 
sions for assuring the health of plants and 
animals brought into the state, the en- 
forcement of quarantines to control out- 
breaks of insect pests and diseases, and a 
number of other regulations. Federal-State 
inspection of a number of products is pro- 
vided for those who desire to have official 
certification as to the quality of their 

In carrying out all of these measures, it 
is the aim to make them as educational as 
possible, with a view to helping producers 
understand and appreciate what makes for 
good quality. The required inspections, in 

a large percentage of cases, are demonstra- 
tions in the things that are needed for 

Cooperation With Other Agencies 

With the many agencies and organiza- 
tions that are working for the improvement 
of agriculture and rural life in Maryland, 
full cooperation is essential. Since the Col- 
lege of Agriculture is an educational agency, 
it is able to give effective cooperation. It 
has the cordial support of all the farm and 
home organizations and works closely with 
the Federal agencies carrying on agricul- 
tural programs in the state. 


Agricultural and civic leaders of Mary- 
land joined with officials of the University 
of Maryland in laying the cornerstone for 
the new College of Agriculture Building 
on February 6th. 

The ceremonies began at 11:30 A.M. with 
assembly at the Administration Building. 

At high noon Dr. T. B. Symons, Dean 
of the College of Agriculture and Director 
of Extension Service, presided at the laying 
of the cornerstone. 

Invocation was by the Reverend Nathan- 
ial Acton, followed by the singing of 
"America" led by Professor Harlan Randall. 

Greeting were extended by Judge William 
P. Cole, Jr., Chairman of the University's 
Board of Regents. 

The actual placing of the cornerstone 
was attended to by Thomas R. Brookes, 
Harry H. Nuttle, and Phillip C. Turner, 
members of the Board of Regents; Dr. 
A. F. Woods, former President and Dr. 
H. J. Patterson former Dean and President. 

Edward F. Holter, Master, Maryland 
State Grange, extended greetings as did 
also. C. E. Wise. Jr., Secretary of the Mary- 
land Farm Bureau; Walter Burrall, Chair- 
man, State Association of Soil Conservation 
District Supervisors; Mrs. Earl Gosweiler, 
President, State Council of Homemakers' 
Clubs; Holmes Baker, President, State Coun- 
cil of 4-H Clubs. 

Dr. W. B. Kemp. Director of the Experi- 
ment Station, officiated at depositing papers 
in the cornerstone. This included a copy 
of "MARYLAND" Magazine. Professor 
Randall led in the singing of "Maryland, 
My Maryland." 

The gathering recessed for luncheon at 
the Prince Georges Country Club where 
Dr. H. C. Byrd, President of the University 
of Maryland, extended greetings. 

Hon. Hall Hammond, Attorney General, 
and Hon. Lansdale G. Sasscer, member of 
Congress from Maryland, also spoke. 

Dr. Hugh H. Burnett, Chief, U. S. Soil 
Conservation Service, delivered the feature 
address, "The Cornerstone of Agriculture." 

Introduced at the luncheon were the 
members of the Maryland General Assem- 
bly and Representatives of various agri- 
cultural organizations. 

Committee on Arrangements: Paul E. 
Nystrom, Chairman; E. M. Davis, John 
Cotton, E. I. Oswald, A. H. Snyder, Mark 
Shoemaker, George Langford, Harlan 

Farmers are planning greater use of 
mechanical power, heavier implements, and 
more power implements. 40 percent plan to 
buy some type of motor vehicle. 

important Uo {Agriculture 


Soil Conservation Laws De- 
signed to Protect, in Six 
Basic Land Areas the His- 
toric Soil of Maryland. 

CONSIDER the words "real estate." In 
common usage tlie words bring to 
mind property, i.e., houses, lots, farms. But 
the words mean more than that. A nation 
has many "estates." Its "rial" esiate, how- 
ever, the "estate" on which the very nation 
itself is founded is its so-called real estate, 
the ground, the soil. 

The Germans call it "grund eigenthum" 
or "ground ownership," possession of the 
soil upon which you stand and live. 

Soil, what it contains and what it pro- 
duces, basically is the real wealth of the 
nation. Only recently have we learned how 
to conserve this wealth, and Maryland was 
one of the first of the forty-eight states to 
enact legislation to make effective such 

Legislature Acts 

In 1937 Maryland agricultural leaders, 
after conferences embodying the best agri- 
cultural thought, including the State Uni- 
versity Extension Service and Agricultural 
Experiment Station, decided to ask the Gov- 
ernor and the Legislature to consider a bill 
to create soil conservation districts. The 
Legislature looked upon the proposal so 
favorably that it passed the Soil Conserva- 
tion Districts Law without a dissenting vote. 
As a result, what was thought at the time 
might be an experiment, has proved an 
ideal mechanism for soil conservation work 
and has prevented waste of much of the 
State's rich land. 

The Law provides for local regulation 
and control. It puts the job and the respon- 
sibility in the hands of the land owners 

and operators. It gives the 
farmers a needed method 
for working together. It en- 
aliles them to meet a com- 
munity problem with com- 
munity action. The law 
also provides a legally or- 
ganized channel to coordin- 
ate the activities of public 
and private, local, state, and 
federal agencies without du- 
plication or overlapping, 
without waste of effort or 

The Soil Conservation 
Districts Law passed by 
Maryland in 1937 has pro- 
duced in Maryland one of 
the most effective examples 
of democratic cooperation 
that exists in America. 

Under this law, Maryland 
farmers have organized 22 
soil conservation districts, 
covering twenty-one of the 
twenty-three counties of 
the State. All these dis- 
tricts are in operation. 
Some are well along with 
their jobs, others are just 
getting started. 

Unanimous Approval 

The Maryland Legisla- 
ture was unanimous in its 
approval of the Soil Con- 
servation Districts Law be- 
cause many of its members 
were farmers and they and 
the agricultural leaders of 
the State had already learned that educa- 
tion was not enough to get the job 
done. They knew that demonstrations, while 
helpful, were inadequate because of the 
magnitude and complexity of the total job. 
Maryland had learned the bitter lesson, that 
individual action on isolated farms was not 


It is no respecter of fences 


An airview of farmland. 

sufficient to meet the problem of soil ero- 
sion. It had learned that erosion is no 
respecter of fence lines of farm boundaries 
and that, along with individual action, cora- 
munitv action is necessary. Further, it knew 
the highest type of technical advice and 
action was needed. Maryland had learned 
there is no standard remedy that can be 
applied everywhere, because each acre of 
land, like each human being, is different 
from the next. 

The public has a vested interest in its 
soil resources, and thereby an obligation to 
tance should be educational and technical, 
assist the land owner. Obviously, that assis- 
It should involve equipment and materials, 
but should not take from the individual 
land owner, nor from the community, the 
responsibility for the job. 

Maryland has six basic land areas: East- 
ern Shore. Southern Maryland, Piedmont, 
Great Valley, Potomac Section, and Middle 
Vllegany Plateau. Conservation problems 
are diversified. For example, on the Eastern 
Shore two principal problems are construc- 
tion of main outlet ditches, in cooperation 
with local tax ditch associations, and im- 
provement of individual farm drainage. 
Throughout most of the rest of the slate the 
main job is to prevent soil washing by 
runoff rainwater. 

Only Five Percent 

Onl\ li\c percent of the land in Maryland 
farms is suitable for cultivation without soil 

conservation practices. Sixty-Six percent of 
the land in farms is suitable for cultivation 
if protected by erosion control practices, by 
moisture conservation measures, or by drain- 
age. An additional eight percent of the 
farmland may be cultivated occasionally, 
but is better adapted to the production of 
perennial hay and grass. About 20 percent 
of the farmland should be used only for 
pasture or woods, while about one percent 
is not suitable for farming, but may have 
value for wildlife or recreational use. 

Another major problem is adjustment to 
bring about better land use. About eight 
percent of the present cropland is better 
adapted to permanent pasture or woodland 
and should be converted to those uses. 

These estimates are based on Soil Con- 
servation Service Surveys covering more 
than three million acres, or about 48 per- 
cent of the land area of the State. 

Maryland's soil-conservation-districts act 
gave farmers authority to organize districts 
as legal subdivisions of the state. It set up 
a State Soil Conservation Committee under 
the Board of Regents of the University 
of Maryland and the Maryland State Board 
of Agriculture. It directed the committee 
to aid in formation of districts by farmers, 
and to guide their operation. It set forth 
procedures to lie followed, and defined the 
functions and powers of district boards of 

Educational Spark Plug 

Soil conservation districts are organized 
by the farmers through petition, public 
hearing, and referendum, with the guidance 
and help of the State Committee and the 
Extension Service. The educational spark- 
plug in organization and functioning of 
districts is the county agricultural exten- 
sion agent who, when the board of super- 
visors takes office, usually acts as secretary. 

The supervisors first prepare a conserva- 
tion program for the district, a program 
outlining the facts of the present and the 
goals for the future. Along with the pro- 
gram, they prepare a work plan, which 
sets forth specific means of getting the job 
done. Thus, farmers and their supervisors 
representatives decide for themselves what 
they want to do, and how to do it. Be- 
cause they are working together in a co- 
operative enterprise, they are able to launch 
a constructive program that gets things 
done. The program and the work plan 
are the district's own guide to a better 

Because the problems of Maryland dis- 
tricts are chiefly erosion control and farm- 
land drainage, all have agreements with the 
Soil Conservation Service of the U. S. De- 
partment of Agriculture, the agency which 
receives appropriations from the Congress 
to give technical assistance to districts upon 
request. Specialists in soil conservation and 
land use are assigned to the board of super- 
visors to provide technical aid to carry out 
the district's program. 

The district's programs are carried out 
along clearly defined lines by the super- 
visors. They coordinate the work of the 
Extension Service, which contributes its 
educational facilities and experience on 
general agriculture, with the work of the 
Soil Conservation Service technicians, who 
help individual farmers to develop con- 
servation plans for every acre and to in- 
stall the practices on the land. 


No place for farmland. 

Many other agencies, and numerous pri- 
vate organizations contribute to the dis- 
trict's program; the work is blended into 
the overall plan of the supervisors who 
actively manage and control the district's 

Maryland districts receive funds through 
the State Committee by appropriation of 
the State Legislature. In some instances, 
county commissioners have voted funds, 
chiefly for group enterprises, such as main 
drainage outlets. Districts obtain the use of 
equipment needed to carry out their pro- 
gram from state and county highway de- 
partments, the University, and the Soil 
Conservation Service. Frequently, equip- 
ment is purchased by the supervisors. Quite 
often, the supervisors negotiate with pri- 
vate contractors to provide equipment and 
operators. In all instances, individual farm- 
ers pay the district rental fees for equip- 
ment used to install conservation practices 
on their land. 

Remarkable Progress 

The farmer living in a soil conservation 
district receives assistance on erosion control, 
drainage and land use problems upon ap- 
plication to the supervisors. 

Service to the farmer-cooperator through 
the district is limited only by his own re- 
sources, the number of technicians and their 
work load, and the amount of equipment 
and other resorces available to the district. 

Maryland districts have made remarkable 
progress. Consider that districts were or- 
ganized one by one. Between 1938 and 
1941, 8 were formed. By 1944, 9 others 
had been organized. Five more came into 
being during 1945-46. Then, too, there 
were shortages of equipment and man- 
power during the war years. Despite these 
factors, a magnificent beginning has been 

To date, the farmers and technicians in 
districts have developed 3,686 conservation 
farm plans, or 10 percent of the total job 
on 14 percent of the acreage. Conserva- 
tion plans have been carried out on 6 per- 
cent of the farmland in districts. Each year 
accomplishments are recorded at an ac- 
celerating rate. For instance, the goal dur- 
ing 1946 is to accomplish twice as much 
soil conservation 1 as in any previous year. 
The Harford County District supervisors 

expect to complete 90 percent of their pro- 
gram within 10 years. 

What this means in terms of increased 
production, without waste of soil resources, 
is shown in the following figures on per- 
acre yield increases reported by farmers: 
corn, 25 per cent; tomatoes, 17 percent; 
wheat, 18 percent; clover and timothy hay, 
15 percent; alfalfa, 33 percent; pasture car- 
rying capacity (animal units) 100 percent; 
milk production, 23 percent. In general, 
conservation farmers in districts find their 
acre production goes up an average of 20 
percent after a complete conservation plan 
has been installed. 


Here are a few major accomplishments in 
districts on individual farm practices 
planned: contour strip cropping, 58,210 
acres; pasture treatment, 76,061 acres; farm 
drainage, 75,545 acres; reforestation, 5,730 

A good start has been made on group 
drainage enterprises. Thirteen such projects, 
benefiting 19,482 acres on 143 farms, have 
been completed. Drainage practices include 
66 miles of ditches, 44 acres of bank man- 
agement, and 730 acres cleared. 

Results of drainage work are far-reaching. 
For example, a survey of 67 farms in Caro- 
line, Queen Anne. Kent and Somerset Coun- 
ties showed that per-acre yields were 
doubled after proper drainage. An addi- 
tional benefit is that, through drainage, 
pressure is removed from steeply rolling 
lands better suited to pasture or hay, and 
such lands can be taken out of row-crop 
cultivation, to achieve better land use. 

Virtually all agricultural, local, state and 
Federal public forces and agencies in Mary- 
land are worked together to get these re- 
sults. In no other way could so eflective a 
job have been done. And just as surelv as 
great progress has been made, the farm 
people and the State look ahead to an 
expanded program which will, in its results, 
be fully as significant. 

Maryland presents its achievements in 
meeting soil conservation problems as an 
outstanding example of what can be accom- 
plished by locally organized soil conserva- 
tion districts with effective and wholehearted 
cooperation between the Slate and Federal 

3ng,enuity, of 3armerA 


University of Maryland 
offers Facilities for Train- 
ing Students as Both Agri- 
culturists and Engineers. 

(By c4. V. Krewatcn 

Extension Agriculture Engineer 

DURING the war period, Maryland 
farmers converted time into increased 
production. They were asked to produce 
more than ever before with less help, with 
high-wage competition of industry, and 
with less new machinery than was avail- 
able before the war. 

Much credit for this record accomplish- 
ment goes to the farmers for their long 
hours on the job and to their ingenuity in 
utilizing and adapting the farm machinery 
and electric equipment that was available 
to them. Farm mechanization has advanced 
so rapidly during the last few years that, 
with new practices to be developed and new 
machines to be perfected, one can no longer 
think of the College of Agriculture, which 
represents in its various departments a cross- 
section of the agriculture of the State, with- 
out realizing that there are engineering 
aspects in nearly every phase of research, 
teaching, and extension in every department 
of the College of Agriculture. 

500 Bushels A Day 

Maryland farmers are now picking and 
housing 500 bushels of corn a day with 
two men, a corn picker, a tractor, a wagon 


Agricultural Engineering Department used in pea-aphid control. 

with unloading devices, and elevators with 
electric motors. Proper drying and storage 
facilities are needed. Hav is made ready for 
storage by a one-man baler. Fast milking 
along with proper sanitation and operation 
of equipment, is reducing chore time, pro- 
ducing clean milk and maintaining health- 
ier animals. They are washing, cooling, and 
packaging green vegetables ready for the 
table; delivering 30 to 40 millions of pounds 
of vegetables and berries to freezing plants; 
and storing their own food supplies in 
locker plants and farm freezers. They proc- 
ess home-grown grains with little attention 
to t lie electrified equipment which does the 
job of grinding and mixing while the 
farmer does his chores. All of these accomp- 


One man, a wagon with a canvas apron on the bottom, and an electric elevator handle the corn from 

the corn picker to the crib. 

lishments are the results of new ideas in 
mechanization, efficient arrangement of 
equipment and buildings, and improved 

The work of the departments of the Col- 
lege of Agriculture are so closely interre- 
lated that the staffs of each work as one in 
their efforts to obtain a solution to a prob- 
lem, improve a method, or develop a new 
product or practice. 

Mechanical Age 

In this age of mechanization, farmers and 
the major departments of the College of 
Agriculture alike use the assistance of agri- 
cultural engineers to put ideas into practice 
or to conduct research projects in which 
engineering plays an important part. Proj- 
ects such as dehydration (whether it be hay, 
grains, hybrid seed corn, fruits, or vegeta- 
bles), concentrated sprays, maintaining 
quality of eggs, cooling and storing poultry 
products, sweet potato storages, food and 
freezing work, developing tobacco harvest- 
ing machinery, improving tobacco housing 
methods and structures, home and farm 
building modernization offer evidence of 
this interrelation and cooperative effort be- 
tween Agricultural Engineering and the 
other departments. 

Agricultural Engineering students in the 
University of Maryland are trained in both 
the fields of agriculture and engineering 
and graduate with degrees from both col- 
leges. A five-year course of study is re- 
quired to complete this curriculum. 

Farm machinery work, so important to 
Agricultural Engineering teaching as well 
as being in line with present farm mechani- 
zation, covers all phases of application, ad- 
justment, maintenance, and repair of the 
major types of machinery used on Mary- 
land farms. A farm machinery laboratory of 
adequate size is a real need. This same labo- 
ratory, once made available, would serve, in 
addition to teaching needs, for Rural Elec- 
trification short courses, 4-H Club training 
schools, tractor schools, and demonstration 
of equipment and labor-saving operations 
to the farm people at times of meetings or 
individual visits. 

Farm mechanics training requires a farm- 
type shop with adequate benches and tools 
for laboratory work. Classrooms where 
equipment can be conveniently brought be- 
fore classes for good method demonstration 
teaching are essential for effective instruc- 

Farm buildings, gas engines, tractors, and 
farm drainage all have their place in the 
teaching program along with the major 
courses in Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, 
and Engineering, both basic and applied. 

The Agricultural Engineering Depart- 
ment was established in 1918 with one man. 
In 1946, five persons were doing their best 
to meet the needs in research, teaching, and 
extension in the fields of farm structures, 
home and farm electrification, farm ma- 
chines and power equipment, land drain- 
age, crop processing and storages, home 
utilities, fire prevention, farm safety, and 
improved labor-saving methods and devices. 

The growth of this department of the 
College of Agriculture is naturally to be 
expected if the college is to keep pace with 
the rapid mechanical advancement in the 
various fields of the farming industry. 

Must Keep Pace 

In this postwar period, engineering appli- 
cations will have to prove their worth. The 
facilities and staff of the College as a whole 
must be prepared to keep abreast of new 

Among the most immediate and pressing 
problems will be those of cutting produc- 
tion costs. Farm prices can be expected to 
drop. If production efficiency can be made 
to keep pace with price reductions, the 
farmers may lose but little net income. 

Many factors can contribute to keeping 
farm income up. Carefully planned and 
organized marketing programs are essential. 
However, time- and labor-saving equipment 
and practices will be equally important and 
will represent a vital factor in successful 
conduct of the big business of farming. 


Marvin E. McGaha, Greenbelt. Maryland, 
a senior in the College of Agriculture, Uni- 

versity of Maryland, received the 
Borden Agricultural Scholarship Award, the 
University has announced. 

The award is presented by the Borden 
Company of New York City to the senior 
student in the College of Agriculture who 
has taken at least two dairy courses, and 
who has achieved the highest average grade 
in his first three years of college study. Mr. 
McGaha's scholastic average for the first 
three years of college work is 3.65. Similar 
awards are made at 18 other agricultural 
colleges by the Borden Company. 


Professor George J. Abrams, Entomology, 
University of Maryland's College of Agri- 
culture, addressed the Maryland State Bee- 
keeper's Association at Cumberland last 

His subject was "Teachers of Maryland 
Bee Culture." 

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Malvin E. McGaha of Greenbelt, Maryland, a senior in the College of Agriculture at the University of 
Maryland, receiving the $300 Borden Agricultural Scholarship award from William V. Cobey (left), cashier 

of the University of Maryland. 
Left to right in the picture are: William W. Cobey, cashier; Dr. H. F. Cotterman, Dean of the Faculty 
and Chairman of the Scholarship Committee; and Dr. G. W. Cairns, Head of the Department of Dairy 
Husbandry and Chairman of the Special Borden award committee in the College of Agriculture; and 

Mr. McGaha. 


Large enough to accommodate the important farm machines and power units provide students the 
opportunity to study design, operation, maintenance, and repair. 


Winners in the 1946 4-H Canning Crops 
Project were announced by Milo S. Downey, 
State Boys' Club Agent, at the University 
of Maryland. 

First place went to Kenneth Harshman 
fiom Myersville in Frederick County, Sec- 
ond and Third places were awarded How- 
ard Streaker, Jr., of West Friendship, 
Howard County, and Thomas Scarborough 
of Street, Harford County, respectively. 
Prizes of S50, $35, and S15, were presented 
the winners by the Baltimore and Ohio 

Harshman's winning field of peas was a 
three acre lot which averaged 1.77 tons per 
acre. The other two winners produced sweet 
corn for canning: Streaker's lOi/i acres aver- 
aged 3.75 tons per acre and Scarborough 
had a 3 acre field which produced 2.1 tons 
per acre. 

"Purpose of the contest," Downey said, 
"was to interest farm boys and girls in 
better crop production methods and to give 
each of them an opportunity to learn how 
his achievements compare with those of 
others in the State." 


Maryland 4-H Club members celebrated 
the nationwide 4-H Club Week which came 
this year on March 1 to 9. 

Mylo S. Downey, State Boys' Club Agent 
at the University of Maryland reports that 
the State 4-H Council, which met for its 
ninth annual conference in Baltimore re- 
cently, planned one-day tours for 4-H Clubs 
to Annapolis. Rural youth from all parts 
of the State took part in a brief program 
and the day's activities were completed by 
a tour of the capital city. 

Officers of the Council are: Holmes Baker, 
Frederick County, president; Oscar Schmidt. 
Queen Anne's, vice-president; and Myra 
Byers, Cecil County, secretary. 

I HIS is 

Senior in the Colleqe 
of Business and Public 


Barbara, who lives at 

3714 Mohawk Ave., 


strikes a pose as a 

farm girl to conform 

with this Agriculture 

issue of 


M,ary,land Jarmerd cAnAwered Challenge 


HOW to produce more food with less 
labor was one of the many baffling 
wartime problems dropped into the lap of 
the Extension Service of the College of 

Wartime demands for food were insati- 
able. There was a huge army and navy 
to feed. Our lighting allies needed all the 
food we could send them and, with more 
money in their pockets, American con- 
sumers demanded more food, too. Yet the 
farmers' labor supply had marched off to 
war or to work in war plants. Machinery 
to replace hand labor was not available, 

Yet, somehow, Maryland farmers rose to 
the occasion. Rallied by Extension workers 
and farm leaders, they turned out 40 per- 
cent more food with 30 percent less labor. 
They worked longer hours. Their wives 
and daughters pitched in and helped. They 
exchanged labor and machinery. They de- 
vised all sorts of short cuts and labor- 
saving techniques. They reached a new 
high in efficiency. 

War Took Usual Workers 

Most farmers could find the means of 
getting the crops planted and cultivated. 
To get them harvested was the real prob- 
lem. It was then that large crews of labor 
were required. These had formerly come 
from the small villages and the towns 
or had migrated northward with the ad- 
vancing seasons from southern states. These 
workers had been lured by higher wages 
into war plants and there were no adequate 

In the spring of 1943 the farmers were 
urged by Uncle Sam to plant huge crops 
and to raise record numbers of livestock. 
They were assured that the necessary har- 
vest labor would be provided by the Ex- 
tension Service which was then charged 
with that responsibility by the Federal 

Labor assistants were employed to help 
the County Agents. Committees of ingen- 
ious farmers were appointed by County 
Agents to help them. These were later 
incorporated into cooperative Farm Labor 
associations. They devised ways and means 
of making available supplies of labor more 

Produced Great Crops In 
Spite Of Labor Shortage. 
Reached New High In 
Agricultural Efficiency. 

Sou Paul L. JSudtrom. 

Professor and Deputy Director in Charge ot 
Farm Labor. 

effective. They advised Selective Service 
Boards as to essential workers to be de- 
ferred from military service. They deter- 
mined the minimum numbers of extra 
workers needed from outside the county 
and made certified requests for these to 
the Extension Service, which was in charge 
of organizing and administering the Farm 
Labor ProgTam throughout the state. 

Every available worker was mobilized to 
meet the needs. Various new sources of 
emergency labor were tapped. Boys and 
girls and women vacationists were recruited 
from towns and cities. Part-time services 
of townspeople in harvest emergencies were 
arranged for. Soldiers and sailors on leave 
were employed. Colored workers were im- 
ported from Jamaica, the Bahamas and the 
Barbados Islands. German prisoners of war 
were utilized. Every effort was made to 
stimulate greater numbers of colored work- 
ers to migrate from southern areas. Con- 
scientious objectors were utilized. A small 
number of workers were imported from 
Newfoundland. Inmates of Maryland penal 
camps were also employed on farms. No 
potential source of labor was left untapped. 

Public Camps Established 

Farmers were encouraged to improve 
their tenant houses as quarters for labor. 
To supplement these, public camps were 
built or arranged for. 

These included nine camps for boys and 
girls, one for women vacationists, four for 
southern migrants, nine for labor imported 
from abroad, sixteen for German prisoners 
of war, five for conscientious objectors and 
three for Maryland penal inmates — a total 
of forty-seven camps. 

An emergency labor force of more than 
12,000 was mobilized in the years 1944 

and 1945, including 2,900 foreign workers, 
4.100 German prisoners of war, 2,200 migra- 
tory workers and 2.200 from miscellaneous 

With the ending of the war, abnormal 
needs for food continued, and with them, 
needs continued for labor not available 
locally. Former farm workers did not re- 
turn fr»m war plants or from the armed 
services and a "tapered off" program was 
conducted in 1946 and is planned for 1947. 


The Extension Service of the College of 
Agriculture, as it operates today, is in large 
measure the result of planning and direc- 
tion by one man. From the beginning of 
Federal-State cooperative extension work in 
agriculture and home economics in 1914, 
Dr. T. B. Symons has been director. His 
service to the agriculture and rural people 
of the State is for even a longer period. 

Dr. Symons is strictly a Maryland prod- 
uct, coming from a farm on the Eastern 
Shore. His entire life has been spent in 
this State. 

Starting as an entomologist following his 
graduation from the Maryland Agricul- 
tural College in 1902, his ability for leader- 
ship and organization soon came to the 
front. As State Entomologist during a 
period when San Jose scale threatened the 
orchard industry of Maryland, he developed 
spraying demonstrations throughout the 
State. So successful was his work that he 
became a leader in developing the horti- 
cultural interests and was made secretary 
of the newly formed State Horticultural 
Society", an organization of fruit growers 
that is still a vital force in the State. 

Dr. Symons was made Dean of the School 
of Horticulture in the Maryland Agricul- 
tural College in 1912 and continued to be 
active in affairs over the State, along with 
li is instructional work. 

Enactment of the Smith-Lever law in 
1914, establishing the Extension Service at 
Land-Grant' colleges, gave him the oppor- ' 
tunity for which his qualifications and in- 
clination especially fitted him. He was 
made Director of the Maryland Extension 
Service and assumed the big task of develop- 


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Members of the Maryland 4-H dairy cattle judging team that won first place in the contest at the 1946 
National Dairy Cattle Show in Waterloo, Iowa. Front row: William Hill of Woodbine, Richard Holter of 
Middletown, and James Galbreath of Street. Back row: Allen Hill, alternate, of Woodbine, Bradley Jones, 
assistant county agent in Frederick county and Professor Floyd J. Arnold, University of Maryland, coacn 

ing that line of work. There were prac- 
tically no trained workers in that field, 
facilities were limited, and there were few 
precedents by which to chart a course. 
Under his direction an extension force and 

methods of teaching have been developed 
that are outstanding for efficiency and 

As the organizing and directing head of 
this work, Dr. Symons has been accorded 
national, as well as state recognition. For 
a number of years he served as chairman 
of the Extension Committee on Organiza- 
tion and Policy of the Land-Grant College 
Association, which is the committee that 
formulates the general policies to be fol- 
lowed in extension work in all states. 

In 1937, he was made Acting Dean of 
the College of Agriculture, and in 1939. 
he was appointed Dean. 

In whatever he engages, he becomes an 
active force, and he always finds a way to 
take on an extra job when he is convinced 
there is need for it. As a result of his 
willingness to serve, he has constantly car- 
ried on a number of activities, which for 
most people would be full-time jobs. 

Dr. Symons organized the Maryland State 
Department of Markets in 1918 and has 
been a leader in developing cooperative 
marketing in Maryland. He is secretary of 
the Maryland Agricultural Society and has 
been a member of numerous state com- 
mittees having functions connected with 
agriculture. During both world wars, he 
was asked to assume important responsibil- 
ities associated with agriculture's contribu- 
tion to the war effort. At present, he is 
chairman of the State Soil Conservation 
Committee, under which practically all 
counties have been organized into districts 
for carrying out effective conservation 

Many outstanding honors, both state and 
national, have come to him through the 
\cars, including the distinguished Service 
Award for Conspicuous Service to Agri- 
culture, conferred by the American Farm 
bureau Federation at its annual convention 
in Chicago, 1946. 


Maryland farmers very nearly accom- 
plished the impossible by increasing farm 


production by more than 40 per cent during 
the war period. 

This fact was revealed by A. B. Hamilton 
of the University of Maryland in a report 
of the Agricultural Economics Department 
on the 1945 agricultural census. He points 
out that the increase was accompanied In 
some shifts in the farm production. The 
acreage in soy beans and tomatoes increased 
considerably due to the wartime demand, 
while the production of milk, eggs, vege- 
tables, tobacco, and feed crops continued 
the increase begun before the war. The 
largest increase in production came in the- 
number of chickens raised with the 1945 
figure being 23 million more than that of 

"These increases in production," Hamil- 
ton said, "were made in spite of shortages 
in labor, machinery, and farm supplies. 
Milk and egg production increased 18 and 
22 per cent respectively while snap beans 
increased 65 per cent; corn acreage, 55 per 
cent; and tomatoes, 28 per cent. 

The report also shows that the number of 
farms operated in Maryland decreased about 
two per cent, but that the total number 
of acres cultivated increased — thus indicat- 
ing that farmers have increased the size of 
their farms by combining one or more 
farms into a single unit. 

About the only decrease in production 
came in fruit. There was a seven per cent 
decrease in the amount <>f land in orchards, 
and the number of apple trees and peach 
trees each declined about two pei cent. 


I he short course at the University of 
Maryland for representatives of canning 
and freezing concerns took place from 
February II to 13. Sponsored by the De- 
partment of Horticulture in cooperation 
with the Instate Packers' Association, the 
course has been a part of the department's 
extension program for nearly 25 years. It 
is designed to give the field men and plant 
si.ills of the canning and freezing indusin 
tip-to-date information on all phases of 
crop production and harvesting. 

One day of the 1947 program was de- 
voted to each of the three major canning 
(tops produced in Maryland: tomatoes, 
green beans, and peas. 

Another feature of the meeting was an 
exhibit of machinery for spraying or dust- 
ing tomatoes. This exhibit was planned 
in response to the interest on the part of 
Maryland tomato growers whose 1946 crop 
suffered the worst damage ever experienced 
from late blight. Many of the growers arc 
making plans to attempt control of the 
disease by spray or dust applications during 
the coming season. 

Dr. E. P. Walls of the Horticultural De- 
partment was in charge of making arrange- 
ments for the three clay session. Other Uni- 
versity of Maryland speakers to appear on 
the program were Professor F. C. Stark, Jr., 
Drs. C. E. Cox. L. E. Scott, L. P. Ditman, 
\. Kinicr, and R. G. Rothgeb. 

Guest speakers included Dr. J. \V. Heu- 
berger, University of Delaware; Professor 
C. H. Nissley, Rutgers University; A. W. 
Hoguet, Jr., Campbell Soup Company; Dr. 
C. H. Mahoney, National Canners Associa- 
tion; Maurice Siegel from Strasburger and 
Siegel; Dr. Victor A. Tiedgens, Director, 
Virginia Truck Experiment Station; Dr. 
Roy Magruder, U.S.D.A.; Herman A. 
Hunter of Thomas and Company; Dr. L. W. 
Erdman, U.S.D.A.; Irving J. Courtice from 
Crites-Moscow Growers; and Dr. Floyd L. 
Winter of the Associated Seed Growers. 


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^Million and J4all (Bushels 


Dramatic Achievements in 
Hybrid Corn Accom- 
plished at University of 

(By c4lbin 0. J4ukn 

Professor, Agronomy 

A MILLION and a half bushels of corn 
added annually to feed supplies is the 
gain to Maryland farmers from the most 
dramatic achievement in plant improvement 
during the past decade — the development of 
hybrid corn. 

When research workers discovered the 
breeding techniques that made hybrid corn 
practical and proved that good hybrids not 
only produce 15 to 20 percent more corn 
per acre than the varieties formerly grown, 
but also stand up better to allow the use 
ol machinery for harvest, it was clear that 
hybrid corn was here to stay. Thus this 
native American plant, long valued for its 
efficiency in transforming nutrients into 
food for humans and feed for livestock, 
became even more firmly entrenched as the 
backbone of American agriculture. 

Alert To Problems 

The University of Maryland Agronomy 
Department, alert to advancements in the 
production of corn, the crop that is grown 
on more acres, produces more food energy 
per acre, and has a higher farm value than 
any other feed crop grown in Maryland, 
early recognized the importance of bring- 
ing good corn hybrids to the attention of 
Maryland farmers. The program which was 
developed to introduce hybrid corn to Free 
State agriculture represented a coordinated 
attack on the problem by the workers of 
the Experiment Station, the Extension Serv- 
ice and the College of Agriculture. 

The degree of success attained in this 
endeavor may be judged first by the fact 
that the proportion of the corn acreage 
planted to hybrids increased more rapidly 
in Maryland than in any adjoining state 
and, secondly, by the following tabulation 
showing the rapidity with which hybrids 
replaced "old type corn" in the state: 

Percent Field Corn 
Average Planted 
Year to Hybrid 

1937 0.5 

1940 14.5 

1943 45.0 

1946 75.0 

Hybrid sweet corn, like hybrid field corn, 
is widely used and has contributed in no 
small measure to holding the Old Line 
State's position as the fifth largest producer 
of sweet corn for canning. The Agronomy 
Department has been charged with the re- 
sponsibility of evaluating hybrids of both 
types. In this connection Experiment Sta- 
tion workers during the past 16 years con- 
ducted more than 80 replicated performance 
tests in which the better sweet and field 
corn hybrids and varieties were compared. 


Dr. R. G. Rothgreb taking notes on a hybrid cross. In the foreground there are two comparatively 
scrawny inbreds and in Dr. Rothgeb's hand the hybrid that results when these two inbreds are crossed. 

Over 1800 hybrid seed stocks collected from 
various corn growing areas of the United 
States were compared under the varying soil 
and climatic conditions of this state and the 
best ones selected for Maryland farmers. In 
addition to this testing the Experiment Sta- 
tion implemented a breeding program to 
develop new hybrids specificially adapted 
to Maryland conditions. 


Extension Service workers assumed their 
usual task of carrying the information de- 
veloped by the Experiment Station to the 
farmers. Several methods were used to see 
that Maryland farmers had ample oppor- 
tunity to get acquainted with the hybirds 
available. Demonstrations were conducted 
in every county of the state for several 
years. These demonstrations allowed a 
farmer to inspect the better hybrids growing 
on a farm in his county. Field meetings 
were held in which the County Agent in- 
vited farmers to visit the county demon- 
stration on the day of harvest. Winter 
meetings were held in many counties to 
discuss the "What and How" of hybrid 
corn. Color slides were used in these meet- 
ings to show the various steps in producing 
a hybrid. Information was supplied to 
farmers desiring to produce hybrid seed 
corn so that they might do a good job. This 
was particularly important due to the com- 
plicated procedures involved in hybrid seed 
production as compared to other field crop 


I lie Maryland Seed Certification Board, 
in cooperation with the Extension Service 
and the Maryland Crop Improvement Asso- 
ciation, provided an inspection and certifi- 
cation service to aid farmers in producing 
good hybrid seed corn and as a protection 
to purchasers of seed. The success of this 
program is illustrated by the fact that in 
1945 more hybrid seed corn was produced 
in Maryland than was needed to plant the 
state corn acreage. 

Fundamental knowledge of hybrid corn 
has become an important part of the Crop 
Production course, which all agricultural 
students at the University of Maryland take, 
and in the Cereal Crop and Crop Breed- 
ing courses taken by majors in Agronomy. 
Thus the graduates in Agriculture have had 
an opportunity to become acquainted with 
hybrid corn and have been given the know- 
ledge with which to aid agricultural think- 
ing in the change to hybrid corn. 

New type sprayers now being considered 
by fruit growers include a liquid-blast type, 
a combination blast and liquid blower, a 
fog machine which uses oil and chemicals 
at high temperatures, and airplane dusting. 

I I has been conservatively estimated that 
as many at 15 thousand Maryland dairy 
cows are discarded every year because of 
diseases. These cows if protected from dis- 
ease could have produced 75 million lbs. of 
milk under proper management. 

J>ural It/omen J Snort CourJe 


Classes at University plus 
Demonstrations do Much 
to Aid Entire Farm Family. 

/By. Jtidd Vera r\ellar 

Assistant Director of Extension. 

FARMING differs from most all other 
kinds of business and the professions 
in that the whole family is involved. There 
is no way to entirely separate the farm 
as a place to make a living and as a place 
for the family to live and develop. 

This fact was recognized at the time 
the Smith-Lever Law, providing for co- 
operative Federal-State extension work, was 
enacted. It provided 
for extension edu- 
cation in both agri- 
culture and home 
economics. Hence, 
the home demon- 
stration work in 
Maryland has been 
associated with the 
College of Agricul- 

As developed in 
this State, Home 
Demonstration Ex- 
tension is a public 
educational service 
...■i rural people. It is a teaching job 
that is outside the research laboratories 
and class rooms, and beyond college and 
school walls. It is a program of teaching 
(hat the Home Demonstration Agents con- 
duct for the betterment of homemaking and 
rural life. 


Rural women enroute to University of Maryland short course. 


This unique job of teaching is done 
through practical demonstrations and other 
techniques with persons in the homes and 
in organized clubs — both adults and juniors. 
Such an educational program helps people 
to help themselves. It makes people de- 
sirous of guidance and subject-matter as- 
sistance. Because farming is both a busi- 
ness and way of life, the teaching has 
emphasized not only economic production, 
conservation and utilization of all crops and 
livestock, but nutrition and health needs, 
and many forms of farm home improve- 

The objectives of Home Demonstration 
work in Maryland are to encourage stand- 
ard of living for all rural and urban fam- 
ilies as follows: 

A program that will help give families 


Dr. H. C. Byrd welcomes students at University rural women's short course 

a feeling of security, economically and 

Help rural families keep informed on all 
the findings of research in Agriculture and 
Home Economics that will influence their 
well-being; teach through the demonstra- 
tion method the better ways of doing tasks 
that must be done every day on every farm 
and in every farm home. 

Encourage the raising of sufficient food 
and its preservation, so that rural families 
may attain a high standard of good health. 

Teach the cultural side of homemaking 
and family living as well as the practical 

Encourage, through group instruction, 
leadership and ability to do things 

One of the most important objectives is 
to encourage the rural family to believe 
in the home, the earthly abode of the fam- 
ily; its responsibilities, spiritual, physical 
and mental. To believe in the rural home 
as a place, under God's guidance, for rest, 
privacy, security, hospitality, cultural and 
personal treasures, honesty, loyalty and love 
of the family for the family. A love of 
rural life with honest work and recreation, 
and the habit of finding enjoyment in 
familiar tilings are likely to help rural 
families hold on to traditions that have 
made men and women great. 

In order to carry on such a program the 
Home Demonstration Department employs 
specialists in Foods and Nutrition, Home 
Furnishings, Clothing and Home Manage- 
ment. The state staff, with the county staff 
of 23 Home Demonstration Agents and 
assistants, and project chairmen, plan a 
program to fit the needs and the desires of 
homemakers in the different counties. It is 
a democratic way of planning and executing 
a program that is helpful in building for 
better home life. In order to do this the 
leaders in the community are asked to meet 
with other leaders and the Home Agent 
to plan the best procedure in teaching 
different projects. 

It has been found that the best method 
to do a good teaching job is to organize 


The Poultry Building. 


The Horticulture Building. 

the women into clubs. It gives an oppor- 
tunity for group discussions, as well as 
reaching a larger number of people. Project 
Demonstrator Training Schools are held for 
project demonstrators who are willing to 
give their time and talents in assisting the 
Home Demonstration Agents to reach more 
people with their Home Demonstration 
program. Rural people are helped to see 
their basic problems and to arrive at some 
of the solutions, where their problems are — 
in the home, on the farm and in the com- 
munity. Their program is a flexible one and 
changes may be made. Extension teaching 
is the type that seeks to solve problems 
at hand but aims also toward long-time 
goals for better rural living. It is educa- 
tion for action — action by individuals to- 
ward improving farm and home life. 

The Home Demonstration Agent 

The Home Demonstration Agent is a 
teacher. Unlike the usual teacher, how- 
ever, she works not in a class room, but in 
the home and the community. Rural 
women and girls have come to expect in 
their program in Maryland not only the 
findings of research as they apply to home- 
making, but assistance with many other 
problems that affect the well-being and 
happiness of their family. Although they 
^tudy foods and nutrition, clothing, home 
management, home furnishings, child care 
and family life, they are also concerned 
with problems in the field of health, citi- 
zenship, economics, government and rural 
cultural arts. 

Rural Leadership 

In Maryland, the development of a pro- 
gram of rural leadership has been perhaps 
the greatest single achievement of the pres- 
ent Extension program. It has not been an 
easy task. Training schools and seeing 
projects put into practice in individual 
homes is one thing — finding and training 
volunteer leaders and inspiring them to give 
time and effort to help others is another. 
We have been fortunate in the growth of 
voluntary leadership in the Home Demon- 
stration program the past few years. 
Through it all, the leader recognizes a few 
cardinal principles in working with other 
leaders. She has learned that all people 
operate best through some kind of club 
organization, that leaders must be accepted 
by the club with which they are to work, 
and that the best leadership and results 
are from leaders actually chosen by their 
own groups. As the years progress and 
leaders increase in number among both 
women and girls, the Agent has been able 

to turn more and more to them for as- 
sistance in Home Demonstration Club work. 

Leader training subject-matter schools 
and schools in organization have been held 
in all Maryland counties. The specialists 
conduct practically all of the subject-matter 
training schools. Through training schools 
and the home visits made by the Agent, 
the leader acquires a new confidence in her 
own ability to pass on instruction; also, 
she gains in prestige, which she needs for 
neighbors to acknowledge her leadership. 
The number of subject-matter leaders in a 
club varies with the need of the com- 
munity, the interest of the women and the 
type of program they are undertaking. 

Home Demonstration Clubs 

In every community and in every county 
the work of the Home Demonstration Clubs 
has added strength and prestige to home 
and community activities. These clubs have 
been a natural outgrowth of the rural 
women's own thinking. Their influence is 
widespread. Their time of meeting is 
varied. The pattern followed generally is 
one meeting a month with the Home 
Demonstration Agent and once a month 
with the project demonstrators. Most meet- 
ings are held in homes. Home Demonstra- 
tion Chilis, aside from their regular club 
activities, assume many responsibilities of 

social programs for their entire community. 
They work toward obtaining health ser- 
vices for all the families; they interpret 
legislation that has a bearing on family 
and community life; they may support plans 
for county and community libraries so that 
more books are made available to the com- 
munity. They are back of many move- 
ments and community improvements in- 
volving the good of the church, the school, 
and all the citizenry. As a result, the in- 
fluence of their work extends far beyond 
their membership. 

Home Demonstration Agents cooperate 
with representatives of many other agen- 
cies sponsoring educational programs in 
rural areas. They publicize other measures 
sponsored by local and county health units, 
and programs that are carried on by or- 
ganizations such as the Grange, Farm Bu- 
reau and Parent Teachers' organizations. 

In Maryland, we feel that along with the 
practical side of homemaking, a program 
in cultural subjects is essential for the 
building of family and community rela- 
tionships. We have, over a period of years, 
carried a well-organized, outlined program 
in the cultural subjects; such as, music, 
reading, art, dramatics, and recreation. Most 
county libraries have cooperated in the 
reading project. Some libraries, such as 
Hagerstown and two or three others, have 


Popular at Maryland with the Student Body and General Public. 



Bred at the University of Maryland 

what they call the "Homemakers" Book 

Shelf." The librarian will meet with the 
project leaders in this project, instruct than 
how best to give hook reviews, tell them 
what hooks to read and give Other helpful 
suggestions. We have seen more leadership 
developed through the cultural projects 
than we have seen developed in practically 
any other project carried in extension work. 
Our recreation project has cemented the 
work in dramatics and other cultural sub- 
jects. W'c do not think of recreation being 
a light or frivolous play program. 

The "Mrs. Consumer Speaks" program 
has had its place in challenging the mind 
of the homemakers along the lines of home 
equipment, clothing, how they want their 
family fed and how they want their home 
furnished. The remodeling or building 
of the new home has given them a chance 
to express their knowledge of the subjects 
and at the same time serve as an outlet 
for their ideals and dreams of the things 
that they would like to have for the- money 
they have to spend. 

Rural Women's Short Course 

One of the finest things that Home 
Demonstration work has done in Maryland 
is to plan and carry through the Rural 
Women's Short Course, which is an annual 
feature at the University during the third 
week of June. During the war, this Short 
Course was abandoned. In 1040. we again 
held it for the first time in five years and 
over 1 .000 women attended. 

This week at the University means much 
to all of the women who attend. There 
is definite appreciation on the part of the 
University Faculty that the women who 
attend are the mothers of boys and girls 
who furnish the students to the University 
throughout the year. Therefore, members 
of the faculty are willing to cooperate and 
there is no question of the value to Home- 
makers and their value to the University. 
Ninety-five percent of the women attend- 
ing the Short Course are women in Home- 
makers' clubs. They come for the purpose 
of getting what they can from the course 
and are willing to carry back to their com 
mnnitics the information obtained during 

their week at the University. 1 he program 

is so planned that every homemaker at- 
tending gets something that is an inspira- 
tion, practical, cultural and helpful in 
(hanging the home life of the rural and 
urban homemaker. It gives them a new 
insight of what education means. It gives 
them an opportunity for development of 
leadership and a broader vision of what 
lies ahead in adult education. 

Good Speakers 

()nl\ the finest speakers are employed 
throughout the week. Women are encour- 
aged to register tor the classes they are to 
attend before coming to the University. 
I hose who register for full time live on 
the campus and in nearby fraternity and 
sorority houses. This adds to their college 
life and gives them a greater appreciation 
of what their daughters and sons enjoy 
when they go to college. Main of the 
women attending this Short Course are 
women who have been former graduates of 
the University of Maryland, as well as grad- 
uates of other colleges. The greatest num 
bcr attending are women who are high 
school graduates. 

Short Course is planned in Maryland on 
a basis of a four-year program. In this way 
the women look forward to their goal of 
attending for four years. This plan also 
cements interest in the program at the 
University as well as creates interest back 
home in their communities, for most of 
the women have a desire to come for four 
years and receive a certificate which is 
awarded them by the President of the 

It has been gratifying to see how leader- 
ship has grown among the women. It is 
one week in the lives of the homemakers 
that cannot be measured in dollars and 
cents. What they get in inspiration, vision 
and self-confidence from women all over 
the state serves for years .is a new outlook 
on life. What they take to their homes and 
to their respective clubs through reports and 
demonstrations to fellow club members cre- 
ates a feeling of friendship and interest 
among all homemakers. One has as her re- 
ward for planning this Short Course the 


appreciation of the women themselves. The) 
bring to the University a spirit that is 
challenging to all. 

County Councils And State Council 

In each county the- individual Home- 
makers' Club is a member of the County 
Council. With this type of organization, 
the Home \gent. whether she be old oi 
new in the county, has a group of organ 
i/eel women who aie interested in Extension 
to help guide her in county activities. The 
Executive Hoard of each County Council 
holds regular meetings to help clarify indi- 
vidual club activities and to take on new 
responsibilities that are county projects; 
such as. scholarship loans, health projects, 
wartime programs, etc I he County Coun- 
cils are federated into a State Council of 
Homemakers. which is a most active, efficient 
and influential group of thinking women. 
Twice a year a meeting is held by the 
Executive Board and County Council Presi- 
dents of this group. At such a meeting 
county problems and reports of activities 
are brought before the entire group. The 
State Project Chairmen present, largely, the 
different projects as outlined by the spe- 
cialists throughout the year. The special- 
ists at the University and state project 
chairmen work together closely in outlin- 
ing state programs. The women feel the) 
hold an important part in carrying on the 
Extension program. They assume their re- 
sponsibilities seriously and the contribu- 
tions they make are challenging to everyone. 

Demonstration Work 

Home Demonstration work with its dif- 
ferent projects, its democratic way of 
teaching and reaching the rural homes, 
has done much to change liying standards 
in urban and rural homes and to bring 
about a higher appreciation of the prac- 
tical and cultural sides of family living. 
The Home Demonstration Agent keeps 
pace with current developments, adapting 
Iter service and programs to changing eco- 
nomic and social conditions that allec t 
urban and rural people, so as to carry 
out a program based on needs recogni/ed 
by the homemakers themselves. 


Dates for the 21st Annual Rural Women's 
Short Course have been set for June Hi 
to 21. according to an announcement made 
by Yenia M. {Cellar, Assistant Director of 
the Extension Sen ice at the University of 

"Hans now unci' rway assure- a program 
that is to be just as good as any we have 
presented in past vears." Miss Kellar said 
in discussing the coming event which is 
expected to attract over 1 .000 rural women. 


\ccording to the United States Depart- 
ment of Agriculture the hay crop is the 
most important harvested forage and can 
be made at comparatively small expense. 
In discussing the crop a recent publication 
of the Agricultural department said: "Be- 
tween 1928 and 1937 the hay crop had an 
annual value greater than that of cotton or 
wheat or any other crop except corn." The 
department also added that "crops unsuit- 
able for hay ma\ be made into silage, and 
almost any forage crop can be ensiled in 
weather unsuitable for haymaking. 

it/ldeSpread SntereSt 


Poultry Activity Shows 
Great Increase and ad- 
vance over Previous 

J&y Jbr. .Morleij c4. $ull 

Head of Poultry Department, University of Maryland 

DURING recent years the commercial 
production of broilers and fryers on 
the Eastern Shore of Maryland has gained 
such prominence that there is widespread 
interest in commercial broiler and fryer 
production methods. A favorable climate 
for year-round production, relatively cheap 
labor, sandy loam soil, and being within 
over-night shipping distance for trucking 
live broilers without excessive shrinkage, or 
fresh-dressed broilers, to the New York 
City market are among the most important 
factors that ha\e led to rapid expansion 
of the so-called broiler industry. 

Broilers are \oung chickens, approxi- 
mately 8 to 12 yseeks old, weighing not over 
2i/2 pounds eai.h when dressed for market. 
Fryers are usually from about 13 to 20 
weeks of age, weighing over 2i/2, but not 
more than 31/4 pounds each when dressed 
for market. Roasters vary in age from about 
4 to 9 months and weigh over 3i/> pounds 
when dressed for market. Live broilers 
may weigh up to about 2 >/, pounds each, 
live fryers up to about 4 pounds each, and 
live roasters from about 4 pounds each up- 
wards. In the early days of the develop- 
ment of the commercial broiler industry 
on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, most 
of the chickens were sold at 2 to 2i/9 
pounds live weight so that the industry 
was properlv (ailed a broiler industry. 
More recently, however, the tendency has 
been to market live birds weighing up- 
wards of 3 pounds each, and in some cases 
larger birds, so that the industry is really 
a broiler and fryer industry. 

Rapid Expansion 

The rapid expansion of the "broiler" 
industry on the Eastern Shore of Maryland 
is indicated by the fact that the number 
of birds grown annually increased from 
about 2 million in 1934 to about 25 million 
in 1945. From 1934 to 1940 there was a 
steady increase each year in numbers pro- 
duced, but the 1940 number of about 9 
million, increased in 1941 to about 15 mil- 
lion. During the war period there was very 
heavy demand for broilers and fryers to 
serve as substitutes for red meats, which 
were in such short supply for civilian 

In 1945 the gross income from the poultry 
of Maryland was S48,069,000, this sum ex- 
ceeding the gross income from any other 
branch of agriculture in the state. The 
"broiler" industry contributed $25,178,000, 
thus being responsible for more than one- 
half of the total poultry income. 

The hatcherv industry has expanded. In 
keeping with the growth of the broiler in- 
dustry, there has been a marked increase in 

the number of baby chicks 
hatched annually in 
Maryland hatcheries. In 
1938 Maryland had about 
137 hatcheries with a 
hatching egg capacity of 
about 5 million eggs and 
these hatcheries produced 
about 15,212,000 chicks. In 
1945, there were about 
123 hatcheries with about 
13 million hatching egg 
capacity and they pro- 
duced about 73,750,000 

Market egg production 
is important. The pro- 
duction of market eggs is 
the second most important 
branch of the poultry in- 
dustry in Maryland. The 
gross income from market 
eggs produced in 1945 was 
S12,902,000. Approximate- 
ly 3 million laying hens 
are maintained on farms 
and commercial poultry 

There are over 35,000 farmers in Mary- 
land engaged in the potdtry business. On 
the great majority of these farms, poultry 
raising and egg production supplement 
ether farm operations. At the same time, 
on about 10.000 farms the laying flock 
contains 100 or more layers. There are 
1 ,000 commercial flocks in the state. 

Maryland is noted for its turkeys. For 
many years Maryland turkeys have been 
featured on the menus of the leading hotels 
and restaurants of the East. In 1945, they 
contributed S2.900.000 in gross income. 
Turkey breeders in the state, through selec- 
tion and breeding, have accomplished much 
in developing broad-breasted birds, efficient 
in the utilization of feed and having a high 
percentage of breast and leg meat in pro- 
portion to bone. 


Soybean varieties to be recommended to 
Maryland farmers have been listed by Albin 
O. Kuhn, Associate Agronomist at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, who urged farmers to 
get their seed early while supplies of the 
recommended varieties are still adequate. 

"The black seeded soybeans we recom- 
mend are Wilson and Kingwa," he said. 
"These are usually grown for forage while 
the yellow seeded soybeans, which are 
Lincoln, Scioto, Illini, and Earlyana, are 
usually grown for oil production." 

He explained that the Wilson and King- 
wa varieties need long growing seasons if 
they are to produce seeds and that their 
small stems and tall growth habit make 
them better for forage than any of the 
yellow seeded varieties. The Kingwa was 
described as retaining its leaves later in the 

The yellow seeded Lincoln was said to 
be receiving more attention from farmers 

Proud Steppers 

Maryland turkeys. 

this year than any other variety. It is a 
relatively new variety released in 1944 b\ 
the Illinois Agricultural Experiment Sta- 
tion. Since that time it has become the most 
widely grown medium season soybean vari- 
ety in the United States, and has given good 
yields with early maturity and high oil 
content. It has also shown good resistance 
to shattering, according to the Agronomist. 

He noted that approximately 700 acres 
of Lincoln soybeans were inspected for cer- 
tification during the past growing season 
and that more than 2.000 bushels of seed 
had already been processed and have re- 
ceived the official blue certification tag and 
seal. According to Kuhn, Lincoln and Wil- 
son soybeans will be more readily available 
than any of the other varieties recom- 

Kuhn also stated that the Illini, another 
medium season yellow bean recommended 
for Maryland, has shown itself to be par- 
ticularly adapted to high fertility condi- 
tions, but that it matures about a week later 
than Lincoln. Scioto, which also matures 
about a week later than Lincoln, has given 
good results and has a high oil content. 

The only early season soybean to be re- 
commended for Maryland is the Earlyana. 
This variety matures about two weeks ahead 
of Lincoln, but as is common with early 
maturing varieties, it is a poorer yielder. 

Electric toys, like other electrical devices, 
are safe if they are well made and kept in 
good condition. 

Proper care and use of electrical cords 
and equipment is just as important as cor- 
rect installation of the electrical system. 
Allowing cords and equipment to get into 
poor condition may cause short circuits and 




Roger B. Corbett, who has been on leave 
from the University of Maryland for the 
past three years, returns as Associate Dean 
and Associate Director of Extension in the 
College of Agriculture, it was announced by 
H. C. Byrd, President of the University and 
T. B. Symons, Dean and Director of Exten- 
sion in agriculture. 

In making the announcement, the Univer- 
sity officials said, "We are glad to welcome 
Dr. Corbett back to the University and we 
are certain that he is looking forward to 
serving the people of the state and to work- 
ing with the University staff. He will take 
take the place of Dr. F. H. Leinbach who 
served as Assistant Dean in guiding the 
instruction work in the College of Agricul- 

A graduate of Cornell University, Dr. Cor- 
bett held various posts at eastern colleges, 
including the deanship at Connecticut Agri- 
cultural College and Director of the Ex- 
periment Station at Maryland before taking 
over the Farm Bureau position. He also 
served as senior agricultural economist in 
the U. S. Department of Agriculture for 
three years. 

The wide experience which Dr. Corbett 
has had in Land Grant College work is in- 
dicated by the following record of positions 
be has held: Instructor, Cornell University, 
1924-25; Economist, Rhode Island Experi- 
ment Station, 1925; Head of Department of 
Economics and Sociology, Rhode Island 
State College, 1933-34; Coordinator of Agri- 
culture and Director of Extension, Connec- 
ticut State College, 1937-39; Dean and 
Director, College of Agriculture, University 
of Connecticut, 1939-40; Director of Agri- 
cultural Experiment Station, University of 
Maryland, 1940-43. He also served as Senior 
Agricultural Economist of the U. S. Depart- 
ment of Agriculture from 1933 to 1936, and 
as Executive Secretary of the New England 
Research Council of Marketing and Food 
Supply in 1936 and 1937. 

From 1934 until 1941, Dr. Corbett was 
secretary of the Northeastern Dairy Confer- 
ence and in this capacity helped to organize 
and develop the organization. In 1941 he 
became president of the NDC, and held this 
office through 1943. From 1928 to 1932, he 
was secretary of the New England Institute 

of Cooperation, and in 1933-34, president of 
this organization. He is a Director and 
Executive Committee Member of both the 
American Country Life Association and of 
the Farm Film Foundation. 

He is past president of Rotary, member of 
Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Zeta, AGFU, and 
Kappa Delta Rho. He has maintained 
Grange membership since 1928. 

Dr. Corbett is the author of a number of 
agricultural experiment station bulletins in- 
cluding two from Cornell University based 
on bis Doctor's thesis, several extension bul- 
letins and pamphlets, in addition to num- 
erous magazine articles. 

He obtained his Master's Degree from 
Cornell University in 1923 and in 1925 
received his Ph.D. 


Edward F. Holter, Maryland '21, is starting his 
second year as Master of the Maryland State 
Grange. Prior to his election to that office he was 
secretary of the organization for 10 years. 

Mr. Holter operates a farm in Frederick county 
and taught agriculture in the high school at Fred- 
erick until last year. 


Marketing, which has taken a back seat 
in recent years, is destined to play a very 
important part in the future agricultural 
activities of the University. A strong, com- 
prehensive program is being rapidly 
whipped into shape so that Maryland farm- 


ers will be given worthwhile assistance in 
meeting the keenly competitive agricultural 



J. Homer Remsberg, Maryland '18, has been 
engaged since graduation in farming and breeding 
Holstein-Friesian cattle, with the exception of a 
period spent in service during World War I. 

In addition to operating his farm in Frederick 
county, he taught vocational agriculture in the 
Middletown high school for a number of years. 

Mr. Remsberg is prominent in promoting the 
Holstein breed of cattle, both locally and na- 
tionally. He is a member of the board of direc- 
tors of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America 
and chairman of one of the most important com- 
mittees of that organization. During the last few 
years he has served as president of the Maryland 
Holstein - Friesian Association, president of the 
Maryland Purebred Dairy Cattle Association, and 
chairman of the Holstein Bull Committee for the 
Maryland Artificial Breeding Cooperative. He has 
also been instrumental in furthering the develop- 
ment of many good Holstein herds in his area. 

A book written by Mr. Remsberg and published 
by the Frederick County Holstein Association dur- 
ing the past year has received wide acclaim by 
breeders who appreciate what an organization can 
do to develop the dairy industry in a county. The 
title is "History and Development of Holstein 
Cattle in Frederick County, Maryland." Mr. Rems- 
berg is a member of the Board of Managers, 
Alumni Association, University of Maryland. 

market that is expected to develop. Dr. T. 
B. Symons, Dean of Agriculture, to whom 
much of the credit must go for the present 
emphasis on improving marketing service 
to Maryland farmers has said that market- 
ing is the most important problem facing 
American agriculture today and that it is 
the key to farm prosperity. 

The agricultural marketing program for 
Maryland was started off this fall by setting 
up the State Department of Marketing as 
a separate department with the responsi- 
bility for planning and developing all 
phases of the program for improving the 
efficiency of marketing and distributing 
farm products. Dr. Howard L. Stier who 
was appointed Head of the new department 
was selected because of his background and 
experience in research on production prob- 
lems of the state and his broad war-time 
experience with the procurement and dis- 
tribution of food while in the Quarter- 
master Corps of the Army. Since his ap- 
pointment on September 1, 1946, Dr. Stier 
and the other members of the department 
have been rapidly developing plans, and 
meeting with agricultural leaders of the 
state in developing an effective program to 
aid the farmer with his marketing problems. 
The comments and suggestions of the men 


Harry M. McDonald, Maryland '20, is State Super- 
visor ot Vocational Agriculture. He was appointed 
to that position on July I, 1944. 

After teaching agriculture and coaching athletics 
for 2 years, Mr. McDonald earned his M. A. de- 
gree at Columbia University. He then taught agri- 
culture in Frederick county for 8 years and was 
principal and agriculture teacher in Baltimore 
county for 14 years before entering upon his present 
position. He has also taken graduate work at the 
Universities of Chicago, Wisconsin, and Johns 

who attended these meetings were particu- 
larly constructive and helpful in develop- 
ing the final program. During the months 
of October and November, separate meet- 
ings were held with the dairymen, poultry- 
men, fruit growers, vegetable growers, can- 
ners and florists of the state. A separate 
plan is being prepared for the study of the 
important marketing problems of these and 
other producer groups in the state. 
Throughout the development of the new 
marketing program for Maryland agricul- 
ture, emphasis has been placed upon the 
importance of a close working relationship 
between the marketing department and all 
other departments. Voluntary and dy- 
namic cooperation of all agencies and de- 
partments is recognized as essential if the 
marketing and distribution of farm pro- 
ducts is to catch up to production in the 
race for greater efficiency and lower costs. 
Education, research and service have all 
been simultaneously woven into the pattern 
of marketing assistance that is planned for 
Maryland's agriculture. Every attempt has 
been made to make the maximum use of 
experience gained by industry and others in 
marketing and merchandising. Wholesalers, 
retailers and consumers are all to be 
brought into the program in the interest of 
a more orderly and efficient system of mar- 
keting and distributing Maryland farm 

In carrying out its program the functions 
of the department have been divided into 
five groups: 

1. Education and Extension Activities in 

2. Marketing Research 

3. Market News Reporting and Analysis 

4. Grading and Inspection 

5. Enforcement of State Laws and Regu- 


H. R. Shoemaker, Frederick County (Md.) 
agricultural agent was recently awarded the 
Distinguished Service award of the Na- 
tional Association of County Agents in 
Chicago. Mr. Shoemaker, who was honored 
for outstanding service to the farmers of 
his community, is the first Maryland county 
agent to receive the award. 

A native of Sandy Spring, Mr. Shoe- 
maker was graduated from the University 
of Maryland in 1917. He served in the 
First World War, and taught school for a 
time at Middletown, Frederick County, be- 
fore being appointed county agent. 

Paul E. Nystrom, deputy Maryland Ex- 
tension Service director, said Mr. Shoe- 
maker's influence is reflected in that Fred- 
erick is among the top ranking counties in 
this Nation. 

"More important than development of 
crops and livestock has been the develop- 
ment of leadership among the people of 
the county," Mr. Nystrom said. "The 4-H 
Club program has been outstanding in 
developing that leadership. The 4-H judg- 
ing teams have excelled both in State and 
national contests, the dairy team taking 
top national honors for 1946. 


Henry R. Shoemaker, B. S. '17, M. S. '26, re- 
ceived the Distinguished Service Award given each 
year by the National Association of County Agents 
for outstanding service. It is the first time this 
honor has come to a Maryland agent. 

Mr. Shoemaker has been engaged in agricultural 
work in Frederick county ever since graduation 
from the University, with the exception of a period 
spent in the army during World War I. He 
taught vocational agriculture in the Middletown 
high school from 1917 to 1926. Since 1926, he has 
been County Agent of the Extension Service. 

"Both the Farm Bureau and Grange rank 
first in the State as to number of members. 
The county was the first in the State to 
develop a juvenile Grange and the work of 
all agricultural organizations of the county 
feature participation of young people. 

"Mr. Shoemaker has developed a county 
program that emphasized the improvement 
in livestock, expanding the production of 
'home-grown' feed and strengthening the 
work of community organizations of the 
county. Under his leadership the county 
developed an artificial insemination associa- 
tion which became the nucleus for the State 
association. The Percheron Horse Breeders' 
Association was developed as one of the 

largest in the Nation. The dairy and live- 
stock breed associations of the county have 
been leaders in the State. 

"Likewise, co-operatives in the county 
excell among the co-ops of the State. The 
county was among the first to introduce 
and develop hybrid corn, barley and alfalfa. 

"Mr. Shoemaker has been selected on a 
number of occasions to represent county 
agents in national conferences. His county 
has been selected more often than any in 
the State as one to be visited by notables 
who come to Washington to be directed 
to counties where they can observe out- 
standing county agent work. He has feat- 
ured work with business interests as a 
spokesman for agriculture." 


Maryland poultry men are now offered a 
new poultry bulletin prepared by Prof. 
George D. Quigley at the University of 

The bulletin which is entitled "Poultry 
Laying Houses," gives information on house 
construction and floor plans, as well as a 
discussion of various types of poultry houses 
found suitable for Maryland conditions. 
Recommendations concerning the construc- 
tion, care, and use of poultry-house equip- 
ment are also given. 

The information on poultry-house con- 
struction includes details on putting in 
foundations and floors, and facts about side- 
wall construction. The use of cinder blocks, 
lumber substitutes, and insulating materials 
is also discussed. 

In presenting information on the roof 
design and roofing materials, Quigley shows, 
in pictures, how to apply roll roofing and 
gives poultrymen some ideas on roof re- 
pair. In another section on interior equip- 
ment, he gives considerable detail on nest- 
ing materials, feed hoppers, watering equip- 
ment, and litter management. 

House plans and details of construction 
are given for the Maryland 20' x 20' open 
front house, the Maryland 24' x 24' com- 
bination laying and brooding house, and 
the Maryland 20' x 20' straw-insulated 
house. The number of the bulletin is 116 
and copies will soon be available from the 
county agent's office in each County. 



Dr. W. B. Kemp, Director of the Mary- 
land Agricultural Experiment Station, is a 
native of Baltimore county and a graduate 


of the Maryland Agricultural College. From 
1943 to 194"), he served ;is acting director 
and since that time has been director. 

Following graduation in 1912. Dr. Kemp 
was an agronomist at the Uniyersity of 
West Virginia from 1913 to 1916. Return- 
ing to Maryland in 1917, he was principal 
of the Sparks high school until 1921. 

Since joining the staff of the University 
in 1921, lie has held a number of important 
positions. His specialty is genetics, statistics 
and plant breeding. From 1929 to 1940, 
he was head of the department dealing with 
those lines of work. He served as assistant 
dean of the College of Agriculture from 
1932 to 1937. In recognition of his ability 
in his special lines, he was called upon for 
a number of years to give courses in those 
subjects in the graduate school of the U. S. 
Department of Agriculture. 

In 1940. he was made head of the agron- 
omy department, which position he still 
holds in addition to his administrative 
duties as director of the Experiment Station. 

Dr. Kemp was awarded a Doctor's degree 
by the American University in Washing- 
ton. He is a fellow of the American Asso- 
ciation for the Advancement of Science and 
the American Agronomy Society. He is a 
member of the American Statistical Asso- 
ciation, the American Genetic Association, 
and a number of honor societies. 



In the minds of those who were students, 
or were in any way connected with the 
College of Agriculture prior to 1937, the 
name of Dr. H. J. Patterson is linked in- 
separably with the institution. He is widely 


E. I. Oswald, Maryland 08, Assistant 
Director of the Extension Service, has been 
connected with the University of Maryland 
ever since his student days, with the excep- 
tion of a period from 1909 to 1918, when 
he operated the home farm in Washington 

During the time he was a student, he 
assisted the Experiment Station through the 
department of Farmers' Institutes in con- 
ducting boys' corn contests and establish- 
ing bovs' clubs. After graduation, he was 
made librarian of the Experiment Station 
and assistant in Farmers' Institute work. 
One of his most noted pieces of research 
was on the effect of animal digestion on 
vitality of weed seeds. 

Mr. Oswald was appointed county agent 
in Worcester county in 1918 and served 
until 1927, when he was made District Agent 
of the University of Maryland Extension 
Service. He was later promoted to County 
Agent Leader and carried additional re- 
sponsibilities as Director of Rural Rehabili- 
tation and Farm Security. He was ap- 
pointed to his present position in 1939. 


known throughout the State for his excep- 
tionally long and able service to agriculture. 

Dr. Patterson came to Maryland in 1888 
as a chemist and was made director of the 
Experiment Station in 1895, serving con- 
tinuously in that position until his retire- 
ment October 1, 1937. 

With the resignation of President Silves- 
ter in 1913, he was designated as President 
of the institution and served in that 
capacity, as well as director of the Station, 
until 1917. As dean of the College of Agri- 
culture and director of the Experiment Sta- 
tion, Dr. Patterson was an inspiration to all 
associates in developing research in agri- 
cultural sciences and agricultural education. 

Dr. Patterson was a thorough student of 
the agricultural resources of Maryland and 
the best informed man on crops, fertilizers 
and farm management. In many lines of 
research, he was a pioneer and the results 
of his work formed the basis for important 
developments, not only in this State, but in 
other states. 

Dr. Patterson was active in the Grange 
and other farm organizations and is be- 
loved by all who came in close contact with 
him. He is a great civic builder and in his 
retirement is rendering great service to his 
community. All associated with the Univer- 
sity of Maryland revere the contribution he 
made to the upbuilding of the institution. 


Farm electric wiring, to be good, must 
be safe and adequate. These two needs 
have been pointed out by A. V. Krewatch, 
extension agricultural engineer at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland. 

"If motors appear sluggish in starting, if 
lights are yellowish and tend to flicker, or 
if brooders and heaters are slow in coming 
to proper temperature, the wiring is quite 
certain to be too small," he declared. "This 
may be the case even though the wiring 
has passed all electrical codes." 

He pointed out that an overloaded wire 
in a circuit causes a drop in voltage. Since 
most electrical equipment is designed for 
operation on 110 volts, this voltage drop 
reduces the efficiency of the equipment. 
This is especially true for flat irons, toasters, 
and other heating devices. 


"The remedy is fairly simple," Krewatch 
said. "New circuits can be added to carry 
part of the load, or the present wiring can 
be replaced with wires of a larger size. 
Either of these should correct the trouble 
unless the voltage at the entrance service 
switch is too low in that event, the trouble 
is with the transformer or the transmission 
line and must be corrected by the power 

The diversity of agriculture in Maryland 
makes it advisable to consider separate ad- 
justments for each type-of-farming area. 

Average egg production in the U. S. in 
1934 was 118 eggs per layer. 10 years later 
it was up to 147 eggs per bird. 

It has been shown that a hen laying 200 
eggs, consumes only 14 lbs. more feed than 
a hen laying 100 eggs. The additional eggs 
obtained mean extra profits. 



Dr. Ernest N. Cory, Maryland 1909, State 
Entomologist and head of all work in that 
line at the University of Maryland, was 
elected president of the American Associa- 
tion of Eocnomic Entomologists at their 
annual meeting in December, 1946. He 
completed work for his Doctor's degree at 
American University in 1926. 

Dr. Cory has been engaged in entomo- 
logical work in Maryland for more than 35 
years. Starting as an instructor following 
his graduation in 1909, he advanced rapidly 
and for many years has headed the re- 
search, teaching and extension work in 
entomology. His contacts throughout the 
State in connection with the regulatory 
functions of his position as State Entomol- 
ogist are very wide and numerous. At the 
annual meeting of the Maryland Nursery- 
men's Association in January, 1945, he was 
given a testimonial dinner in recognition 
of his service to that industry. Under his 
guidance, the little-known department of 
entomology at the University has grown 
until it receives national recognition. 

Dr. Cory has served as secretary of the 
association of which he now becomes presi- 
dent, and is a past-president of the Wash- 
ington Entomological Society. For ten 
years, he has been secretary and business 
manager of Economic Entomology. He is 
a member of scientific and honorary so- 



AT A recent graduate - undergraduate 
/\pow-wow of the impromptu variety the 
subject of loyalty to the University was dis- 

One young man commented that he con- 
sidered himself to be "fairly loyal" to the 
school. That suggested a subject on which 
we have wanted, for a long time, to pop off 
a little steam. 

In the military service we could never 
understand the markings on a point scale 
of officers' fitness reports on the premise of 
"loyalty." We contend that there are no 
degrees of loyalty. A man is loyal, period. 
Or he is disloyal, period. If. in the service, 
we couldn't mark a fellow "outstanding" 
in loyalty we wouldn't want him in our 

There are no degrees of loyalty. 

Loyalty is like red hair or buck teeth. 
You have it or you don't. 

We always liked old Elbert Hubbard's 
comments on loyalty. Fra Elbertus, the sage 
of East Aurora, wrote, 

"Not long ago I met a Yale student, home 
on a vacation. I am sure he did not repre- 
sent the true Yale spirit, for he was ftdl of 
criticism and bitterness toward the institu- 
tion. Yale's President came in for his share, 
and I was supplied items, facts, data, with 
times and places, for a "peach of a roast." 

"Very soon I saw the trouble was not 
with Yale. The trouble was with the young 
man. He had mentally dwelt on some trivial 
slights until he had got so out of harmony 
with the institution that he had lost the 
power to derive any benefit from it. Yale 
is not a perfect institution — a fact, I sup- 
pose, that Yale's President and most Yale 
men are quite willing to admit; but Yale 
does supply certain advantages, and it de- 
pends upon the students whether they will 
avail themselves of these advantages or not. 

"If you are a student in a college, seize 
upon the good that is there. You get good 
by giving it. You gain by giving — so give 
sympathy and cheerful loyalty to the insti- 
tution. Be proud of it. Stand by your teach- 
ers — they are doing the best they can. If 
the place is faulty, make it a better place 
by an example of cheerfully doing your 
work every clay the best you can. 

"Mind your own business. 

"If the concern where you are employed 
is all wrong, and the Old Man a curmud- 
geon, it may be well for you to go to the 
Old Man and confidentially, quietly and 
kindly tell him that he is a curmudgeon. 
Explain to him that his policy is absurd and 
preposterous. Then show him how to re- 
form his ways, and you might offer to take 
charge of the concern and cleanse it of its 
secret faults. 

"Do this, or if for any reason you should 
prefer not. then take your choice of these: 

Get Out or Get in Line. You have goL to 
do one or the other — now make your choice. 

"If you work for a man. in heaven's name 
work for him! 

"If he pays you wages that supply you 
your bread and butter, work for him — 
speak well of him, think well of him, stand 
by him and stand by the institution he 

"I think if I worked for a man I would 
work for him. I would not work for him 
a part of the time, and the rest of the time 
work against him. I would give an un- 
divided service or none. 

"If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty 
is worth a pound of cleverness. 

"If you must villify, condemn and etern- 
ally disparage, why, resign your position 
and, when you are outside, damn to your 
heart's content. But I pray you so long as 
you are a part of any institution, do not 
condemn it. Not that you will injure the 
institution — not that — but when you dispar- 
age the concern of which you are a part, 
you disparage yourself." 

On the subject of loyalty, Abraham 
Lincoln's famous letter to General Hooker 
was a classic. Hooker had continually criti- 
cised his superior, General Burnside. Hooker 
had also cruelly criticized Lincoln. So 
Lincoln removed Burnside, a man Lincoln 
greatly liked, and promoted Hooker to fill 
Burnside 's place. Friendship, with Lincoln, 
was not as great as loyaltv to his country. 

So Lincoln wrote to Hooker: — 

"Executive Mansion. 
"Washington. January 26. 1863. 
"Major General Hooker: 

"General: I have placed you at the head 
of the Army of the Potomac. Of course, I 
have done this upon what appears to me 



to be sufficient reasons, and yet I think it 
lust for you to know that there are some 
things in regard to which I am not quite 
satisfied with you. 

"I believe you to be a brave and skillful 
soldier, which, of course, I like. 

"I also believe you do not mix politics 
with your profession, in which you are right. 

"You have confidence in yourself, which 
is a valuable if not indispensible quality. 

"You are ambitious, which, within reason- 
able bounds, does good rather than harm, 
but I think that during General Burnside's 
command of the army you have taken coun- 
sel of your ambition and thwarted him as 
much as you could, in which you did a 
great wrong to the country and to a most 
meritorious and honorable brother officer. 

"I have heard, in such way as to believe 
it, of your recently saying that both the 
army and the government needed a dictator. 
Of course, it was not for this but in spite 
of it, that I have given you the command. 
Only those generals who gain successes can 
set up dictators. What I now ask of you is 
military success, and I will risk the dicta- 

"The government will support you to the 
utmost of its ability, which is neither more 
nor less than it has done and will do for 
all commanders. I much fear that the spirit 
you have aided to infuse into the army, of 
criticizing their commander and withhold- 
ing confidence from him, will now turn 
upon you. I shall assist you as far as I can 
to put it down. Neither you nor Napoleon, 
if he were alive again, could get any good 
out of an army while such a spirit prevails 
in it. And now, beware of rashness; beware 
of rashness, but with energy and sleepless 
vigilance go forward and give us victories. 
"Yours very truly, 


Even so great a man as Lincoln could not 
protect Hooker forever. He did not win. 
He had to be removed. Many suffered but 
Hooker suffered most. He drew the penalty 
for the sneering, carping, grumbling, griping 
and criticism. 

And so he was replaced by a Silent Man 
who criticized no one, not even those against 
whom he fought. But this Silent Man rided 
his own spirit in spite of much criticism 
leveled at him. He took the cities and won 
the war. He provided an excellent example 
of loyalty, minding his own business and 
doing a job for those under whom he 

Loyalty is mankind's greatest virtue. 
It is greater than love for love is loyalty 
of one toward another. 

It is greater than religion for religion is 
loyalty to God. 

Loyalty is greater than patriotism, for 
patriotism is loyalty to one's country. 

It is greater than charity for it includes 
one toward another. 


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". . . a year 

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by the year?" 

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It is greater than hope for it includes that 

The greatest loyalty is loyalty to one's 
self. That is self respect and, in that pre- 
mise, Shakespeare said it all with, "Above 
all things to thine own self be true. Thou 
cans't not then be false to any man." 

When the Master of Men gave "these 
three unto you, faith, hope and charity, but 
the greatest of these is charity," He did not 
mention loyalty. He knew loyalty covered 
the three He did mention. 

A loyal fellow is just loyal. He is loyal 
to his God, to his country, to his family, to 
his friends, to his job, to his school, to 

Loyalty demands a lot. The reward for 
loyalty comes in self respect, i.e. loyalty to 
one's self. Loyalty demands the humble 
chores of daily routine, the faithful, unvary- 
ing, intelligent, undying devotion to duty. 

Many men have died for loyalty to their 
country, to their loved ones, to their ideals. 
The greatest example of loyalty to an ideal 
lies in the story of The Gentle Jew nailed 
to the cross on the Hill of Skulls. Monu- 
ments to his loyalty are shown in millions 
of stained glass windows over nineteen 
hundred years after Golgotha. Thousands 
upon thousands who have died for loyalty 
did not die in vain. 


This edition of "MARYLAND" is de- 
voted to the College of Agriculture. 

Other special editions to come — and to 
remain in the same rotation for each year — 
are as follows: — - 

April — Law. 

May — Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, 

June — Business and Public Administra- 

July — Women's Number. Home Eco- 

August — Arts and Sciences. 

September — Graduate School. Research. 

October — Athletic annual. Sports. 

November — Education. 

December — Christmas Annual. 

January — Unassigned. 

February — Engineering. 


It is probably not a bad idea to recall, 
from time to time, in these columns, the 
names of Maryland men who gave their 
lives in the war. 

Remember George Pyles, who, as a very 
young body represented Maryland in the 
ring as a heavyweight boxer. A knockout 
puncher was George and a grand kid. As 
a lieutenant in the Army Air Forces he gave 
his life over China. Pyles, from Oxon Hill, 
was at Maryland just prior to Pearl Harbor. 

Recall Lieutenant Lewis T. Carter, 
former Western High School student, Wash-' 
ington, D. C. Flying out of England on a 
B-17 this young Army flight pilot gave his 
life over Germany. He had enlisted while 
a student at Maryland. 

Lieutenant Gino Valenti, of Washing- 
ton, D. C, McKinley High School youngster 


THIS number of "MARYLAND,'' a 
special Agriculture number of the 
publication, has been made possible 
largely through the cooperation of Pro- 
fessor Addison H. Snyder, of the Col- 
lege of Agriculture and Extension 

A publication such as "MARYLAND" 
must depend, for success, largely upon 
the helpful interest of faculty and 
alumni. Alumni news, for instance, can 
be printed only if the alumni sub- 
mits it. 

Similarly, a special edition like this 
one, devoted to Agriculture, is a pretty 
good publication because Professor 
Snyder made it so. 


who was a student at Maryland, class of 
'41. He entered the Army immediately upon 
graduation. He died on the battlefields of 

Lieutenant J. Howard Randall, a Mary- 
land Engineer student in pre-war days, and 
a member of the lacrosse team, was all en- 
thused about entering the regular Army. 
This fine lad fell on the bloody beach at 
Dieppe, France. 

Lest we forget. Such Maryland men are 
well worth remembering. 


Roger Newburn. a 4-H boy, Woolstock, 
Iowa, had the honor of entertaining as ;i 
week-end guest no less a personage than 
Archibald John Clark- Kerr Lord Inver- 
chapel, British ambassador to the United 

It all came about as a result of a boast- 
ing remark made by Roger concerning Iowa 
when a group of 4-H boys attending the 
4-H encampment in Washington, was given 
an audience by the ambassador. After the 
ambassador expressed some skepticism. 
Roger said, "If you don't believe it you can 
come out to Iowa and see for yourself." 
The group was amazed when he said he 

The British ambassador made good his 
promise and he went right out to the New- 
hum home, four miles north of Woolstock 
where he put the Newburn's at their ease 
by making himself thoroughly at home. 

So, Roger had an opportunity to show the 
Ambassador what he had boasted about. 
After tours on the Newburn farm, observing 
hybrid corn, getting his first sight of a corn 
picker and a combine in operation, and 
looking at pure-bred livestock, the Ambas- 
sador commented: "God has been good to 
this country." 

For the first aid kit. minimum require- 
ments are: rolls of adhesive tape of vary- 
ing width; sterile cotton; swabs and sticks; 
clean white cloth for large bandages and 
tourniquets; matches; ointment for burns; 
tincture of iodine; boric acid; tincture of 
methiolate; tincture of benzoin; liquid green 
soap or benzine; rubbing alcohol. 



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BLANK forms have been sent to all avail- 
able addresses of University of Mary- 
land alumni as a step toward reorganizing 
and revitalizing the Alumni Association. 

The issuance of "MARYLAND," the 
the alumni publication, is a vital part of 
this reorganization program. In this pre- 
mise attention is invited to a few letters, 
selected from many such, printed elsewhere 
in these pages under the heading "Orchids." 

The alumni's stencil mailing list has 
coasted far down hill during the combat 
years and much of this disintegration has 
been brought about by failure of alumni to 
forward changes in address, of which there 
were many during the war. It is here that 
a publication performs a vital function, 
a keystone job. If the publication is greatly 
desired by the reader he will see to it that 
a change of address is submitted. If it is a 
poor publication he might not bother about 
having it forwarded to his new address. 
Since the Post Office Department does not 
forward second class mail matter it is easy to 
see how the address of the reader becomes 
lost in the shuffle. The control of the mail- 
ing list of a publication is in the hands 
of the readers. 

All of the addresses brought about by 
the return of the forms mailed to alumni 
at their last know address, first class mail, 
will be picked up on "MARYLAND" mail- 
ing list stencils. 

The program of mailing this form and 
the contents of the form were both the 
idea of Dr. H. C. Byrd, President of the 
University, who has shown great personal 
interest in the important work of re-organ- 
izing the alumni. 

Alumni are urged to report ANY changes 
of address of which they may be aware. 

A new full time Alumni Secretary is now 
in office. 

The data requested on the form above 
referred to is as follows: 

Name, Class, Home Address, Business Ad- 
dress, Mailing Address, If present address 
is temporary, give permanent address 
through which you can always be reached, 
Organizations to which you belong, To what 
fraternity or other organizations did you 
belong while in the University? What books 
or articles have you published? Married, 
To whom, The College from which vou 
graduated, Years in College, In what did 
you major?, Degree attained. Children, 
names, and ages, In what work, where, with 
what firms, and for how long in each case, 
have you engaged since leaving the Uni- 
versity?, What civic work have you done, 
and to what extent have you engaged in 
public or political or governmental activi- 
ties? Of what church are you a member? 
Give names and address of parents and note 
if not living. In what research have you 

Alumni Association, University jsf Maryland 

Founded in 1892 


Chairman, Austin C. Diggs, '21, 326 St. Paul St., Baltimore. M<1. 

Vice-Chairman, Harry E. Haslinger, '33 4615 Fordham Rd., College Park. Md. 

Talbot T. Speer, '18, 3132 Frederick Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

J. Homer Remsberg, '18, Middletown, Md. 

Hazel T. Tuemmler, '29, 4509 Beechwood Road, College Park, Md. 

Charles V. Koons, '29, 2828 McKinley Place, N.W., Washington, D. C. 

Agnes Gingell Turner, '33, Frederick, Md. 

Dr. Charles E. White, '23, 4405 Beechwood Road. College Park. Md. 

James E. Andrews, '31, Cambridge, Md. 

Secretary-Treasurer, David L. Brigham, '38, University of Maryland, College Park, Md. 


The Publication of the Alumni Association. 
Harvey L. Miller, Managing Editor. 
Jane W. Troy, Circulation Manager. 

engaged, if any? If you took part in World 
War I or World War II, or both, give a full 
account of your activities, rank, citations, 
decorations, etc. 

If the information sheet was received by 
the family of any person, as it will un- 
doubtedly be, lost in war, it was requested 
that some member of the family furnish full 
information, noting particularly where and 
how the casualty occurred. 


Carl C. Gobler, '40, was discharged from 
the Navy last November as Lieutenant 
Commander after 5i/2 years in the naval 
service. He married Claudia Marie Noel 
in Long Beach, California, Sept. 8, 1946 and 
is now employed by the Bank of America, 
Trust Dept., Long Beach and residing at 
2945 San Francisco Ave., Long Beach 6, 


Let reverence for the laws be breathed 
by every American mother to the lisping 
babe that prattles on her lap; let it be 
taught in schools, in seminaries, and in 
colleges; let it be written in primers, spell- 
ing-books, and in almanacs; let it be 
preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in 
legislative halls, and enforced in courts of 
justice. And, in short, let it become the 
political religion of the nation; and let 
the old and the young, the rich and the 
poor, the grave and the gay of all sexes 
and tongues and colors and conditions 
sacrifice unceasingly upon its altars. — Abra- 
ham Lincoln. 


At a meeting of the Board of Managers 
of the Alumni Association, held at College 
Park on January 25th the Board elected 
as Chairman, Mr. Austin C. Diggs '21, 326 
St. Paul St., Baltimore. 

Mr. Harry E. Haslinger, '33. 4615 Ford- 
ham Road, College Park, Md., was elected 
Vice Chairman. 


The new Secretary of the Alumni Associa- 
tion, chosen last month, is Mr. David L. 
Brigham, Arts and Sciences '38. Mr. Brig- 
ham, son of the late Reuben Brigham, 
former Secretary to the University's Presi- 
dent, has been with the Department of 
Agriculture in Iowa and Missouri and the 
Publicity and Public Relations Departments. 


As can be noted from these pages 
"MARYLAND" needs advertising. Maga- 
zine advertising should be offered on a 
commodity basis, i.e., so much per inch per 
thousand paid circulation. Thus adver- 
tising depends upon PAID circulation. 

Comparison of "MARYLAND" with other 
alumni publications discloses that other 
alumni publications carry two types of 
advertising, 1. National or local ads on 
a paid circulation basis; 2. More or less 
good will ads from alumni in the business 

"MARYLAND" could stand such adver- 
tising in either of the two categories men- 
tioned. Rates on application. 



Holder of the Silver and Bronie Stars, Combat In- 
fantryman Badge, Purple Heart, the Belgian Four- 
ragere and other decorations and awards, Mai. 
Burnside distinguished himself by gallantry in ac- 
tion near Chateau de Fontenay, France, on June 9, 
1944. During an attack by his battalion, two pla- 
toons were immobilized by enemy resistance, and 
the entire operation was jeopardized. When he saw 
a leaderless rifle company falling back, he moved 
out alone along a flank and guided the scattered 
groups of men into his own lines. The fire power 
thus concentrated forced the enemy to fall back, 
and he restored contact with flanking units. The 
citation for the Silver Star added that Maj. Burn- 
side's tactical maneuver made it possible to carry 
out the operation as it originally was intended. 
A native of Washington, Mai. Burnside is the son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Whiting Burnside, 3802 
Ingomar street N.W. He attended Western High 
School and the University of Maryland, and was a 
member of the tennis and swimming teams at both 
schools. After graduating from the Fort Benning 
Infantry School, he spent three years training in 
this country with the 4th Infantry Division before 
going to England. The division joined in the D-day 
assault and in the Normandy campaign. Wounded 
severely in the Battle of St Lo, he was flown to 
England for hospital treatment. He rejoined his 
unit in the Battle of the Bulge, returning to this 
country after the war ended. 


Lt. Gloria M. Stewart, Chief of the 
Physical Therapy Department, Mason Gen'l 
Hosp., Brentwood, N. Y., has been sepa- 
rated from the service and is spending her 
terminal leave at her home, Edgewood 
Arsenal, Md. 

Lt. Stewart reecived a BS degree in 
Physical Education at Maryland in 1944. 
She enlisted in the WAC Physical Therapy 
course, and after her basic at Fort Ogle- 
thorpe, received the training at Fitzsimons 
Gen'l Hosp., Denver, Colo. She served as 
an apprentice Physical Therapist at Billings 
Gen'l Hosp., Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., 
where she was awarded the Good Conduct 
Medal and commissioned as a lieutenant 
in the Medical Department Physical Ther- 
apy Corps. 

She was assigned to Mason Gen'l Hosp. 
as a Physical Therapy aide, and later was 
promoted to Chief Physical Therapist. 


Howard Ingham Stites, Engineering '25, 
is city manager of Burbank, California. He 
has three children, Martha, Shirley and 
Howard, Jr. 


Appointment of George E. Hand of 
Alexandria, Virginia as director of per- 
sonnel service. Eastern Area of American 
Red Cross has been announced by Harold 15. 
Nearman, Area Manager. 

For the past year and a half, Mr. Hand 
has been director of Camp Service in the 
Eastern Area. He has been associated with 
the Red Cross for five and a half years, 
beginning as Field Director at Camp Polk. 
La., in June, 1941. He later moved to 
McDill Field, Tampa, Fla., in the same 
capacity and in June, 1942, he became Field 
Supervisor; in March, 1943, Assistant Re- 
gional Director of Camp Service of the 
Eastern Area. In October 1943 he was made 
Chief of Personnel Administration, Services 
to the Armed Forces, of the Eastern Area, 
then Director of Camp Service in April 
1945 which position he has held up to the 
present time. 

Born in Washington, D. C, Mr. Hand 
graduated from Randolph Macon College in 
Ashland, Virginia, in 1933 with a B. S. de- 
gree; later he attended the University of 
Maryland, College Park, Md., where he 
received an M. S. degree in 1941. 

Mr. Hand taught for three years in the 
Virginia public schools and later taught two 
vears in the Franklin Day School for Boys 
in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1939 he joined 
the staff of the Department of Economics 
and International Relations at the Biltmore 
College of Commerce, where he remained 
for two years before joining the Red Cross. 

He married the former Eleanor F. Poole 
of Washington, D. C. and they have one son. 


Miss Alice I. Biggs ('45) and Miss Jeanette 
K. Frezze ('45). Frederick, Maryland, have 
since graduation from Arts and Science been 
employed as caseworkers in child welfare 
work with the Children's Aid Society of 
Frederick County, Incorporated and the 
Probation Officer of Frederick County. 

Miss Biggs, after having done social work 
for one year and eight months, plans to 
resign in the near future to take up a posi- 
tion in the Employer Relations Division of 
the Civilian Personnel at Camp Detrick. 
Frederick, Maryland. 


The former Meta Lucile Boyd, '44, is 
now Mrs. Harold C. Marsh, 9 Union Street. 
Apt 6, Windsor, Vermont. Mr. Marsh at- 
tended the University of Maryland in the 
A. S. T. P. He is from Melrose, Mass. 
They yvere married on February 20, 1946. 
Last November the Marsh's had a baby 
girl, Carolyn Jean. 


' Mrs. Fred C. Hicks, Jr., has recently 
joined her husband, Capt. Hicks, who is 
stationed overseas. Their address is: 4th 
Constabulary Hdqs., A. P. O. 174, c/o P.M.. 
New York, New York. Mrs. Hicks is the 
former Betty Brookens '41, member of 
Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, while Fred 
was a Sigma Chi. 


During an attack on the enemy-held village of Fos- 
sieux, France, in October, 1944, Lt. Bach's platoon 
was pinned down by enemy machine gun fire com- 
ing from a house located on high ground in front 
of it. As he deployed his men for an attack against 
the position, the young infantry officer noticed a 
wounded soldier lying exposed to intense enemy 
fire. Disregarding this fire, Lt. Bach made his way 
to the injured man, rendered immediate first aid, 
and then carried him to shelter. Returning to his 
previous position in front of the platoon, he led 
his men against the building where the enemy had 
established a strong point. He first threw a gren- 
ade through a window on the first floor, then made 
a room-to-room search of the house and deter- 
mined that the enemy had taken refuge in the 
cellar. Directing his men to surround the build- 
inq, he threw grenades down the cellar ramp and 
was successful in securing the surrender of one 
enemy officer and 15 enlisted men. The lieutenant 
then continued the mopping up of the sector as- 
signed to his platoon, repeatedly demonstrating 
courage and skillful leadership when the enemy 
threatened several times to overrun his position. It 
was for this action that Lt. Bach was decorated 
with the Distinguished Service Cross. He also wears 
the Purple Heart with one oak leaf cluster and the 
Combat Infantryman's Badge. Lt. Bach was first 
wounded by a land mine while he was on night 
patrol two miles inside German lines. The second 

injury was suffered in Belgium. 
The son of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Bach, 20 T street 
N.W., Lt. Bach is a graduate of McKinley High 
School, where he was class president and a member 
of the football and track teams. At Maryland 
University, where he was graduated in 1943, he was 
president of his senior class and art editor of a 
student publication. Commissioned in May, 1943, 
he was sent overseas. 


Mildred R. Otto, '45, 1738 N. Broadway, 
Baltimore, is in her second year as a mem- 
ber of the faculty of Kenwood High School. 
Her subjects are European Civilization and 
World Geography. Kenwood Hi is a fine 
large school with an enrollment of almost 
1.600 pupils. 


Lloyd L. Malonee. one of Maryland's out- 
standing Lacrosse players in '42 is out of 
the Maritime Service and is now located 
with the Chesapeake and Potomac Tele- 
phone Company in Frederick, Maryland. 


Alfred J. Xortham. '22, is Assistant Direc- 
tor of the Rubber Laboratory of the E. I. 
duPont de Nemours Company, Wilmington, 
Del. Three other University of Maryland 
men are with the same firm. They are Dr. 
A. L. Flenner, Dr. Houghton Clapp and 
Dr. Philip J. Wingate. They hold re- 
sponsible positions. 



Ruth Lee Thompson Clark and husband 
received a very special Christinas gift when 
a wee lass was born to them on De- 
cember 22. 

Martha Rainalter Race and Cv celebrated 
the birth of a boy in October. 

James David McBraycr, III. arrived on 
January 3 to chcer'the hearts of Jean and 

Mary Keller Goodheart and Bud became 
the parents of twins, Rosalie and June. 
on or about January 6th. Mary is living 
at 705 W. 41st Street, Vancouver, Wash- 

Peg Jarboe writes that her wee son Barry 
is now four months old. 

Florence Peter Arquin is interested in 
Louise Fenton Quinn's "The Parents-of- 
Three Club" as Elizabeth Jean Arquin ar- 
rived to Join Peter, aged 4i/ 2 , and Mary 
Louise, 2\/ 2 - 

Ann Revell Chadeayne was married to 
John Lingard Tindale of New York on 
December 28th. He is with the Anaconda 
Company in Los Angeles. They are build- 
ing a home in Bel-Air, Pacific Palisades. 
By the way, Ann asks that her address, 
4459 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis. Missouri, be 
given to her Kappa friends. 

Celeste Karlstad Krug is living at 72 
Roosevelt Street, Chicapee, Massachusetts, 
where her husband is stationed at West- 
over Field. 

Jessie Kirk and her husband are living 
in Trenton, New Jersey. 

Betty Lou Tydings Keiser, daughter 
Koxan Sue, 2i/ 2 , and husband are living 
at 4301 West 56th Street. Mission, Kansas, 
where her husband flies for TWA. 

Eleanor B. Kay writes that her husband 
has just bought an interest in the Fireside 
Furniture Manufacturing Company of Rock- 
ville, Maryland. He is managing the factory. 

Marilyn Henderson Ihle writes that her 
husband. Roger, is a field engineer for 
Rural Electrification Administration and 
that they have enjoyed a wonderful six 
months in Denver. Now, however, he has 
been given the state of Wyoming as his 
new territory so they are moving to Chey- 
enne or Laramie, Wyoming. They were 
happy to see Genie Simmons this past sum- 
mer when she went to Estes Park for 
Mortar Board Convention. Marilyn ex- 
pected to visit her family in Washington 
after Christmas. 

Elsie Lee White Miles advises that she 
belongs to the Stanford Alumnae Associa- 
tion, but that her little ones keep her quite 
busy. She says she's raising two future 
Kappas, Jana aged 6, and Judy aged 1 year, 
and one future hell-raiser (probably a Sigma 
Nu) Jim aged 2\/ 2 . Elsie Lee is also doing 
volunteer work at the National Transcribers 
Association for the Blind. 

If anyone knows Donnie Godwin Bringles' 
address, please drop Elsie Lee a line (Mrs. 
W. W. Miles, 308 Santa Rita Avenue, Menlo 
Park, Calif). 

Kitty Dennis Thomason and family are 
spending the winter in Florida. 

Eleanor Freeney Adams, "Big Don" and 
"Little Don" are leaving shortly for Guan- 
tanamo Bay, Cuba, to spend five weeks with 
Eleanor's sister and brother-in-law, Col. 


In Maryland University's Pastures. 

and Mrs. Joseph Burger. Eleanor says that 
they will drive to Miami and then fly to 

Estelle Remley Rabbitt and Jimmie are 
in Florida visiting Ruth Digges. 

Nancy Norment Woods and family of 
three are living in Oak Ridge. Bub's work- 
ing with the Atom Bomb Project. 

Connie Church Degman visited her home 
for two months. It was the first time in 
nine years since she had moved to Cali- 
fornia that she had been home. 

Dorothy Millar Shelby visited Jerry Schuh 
Barlow in Helena, Arkansas. Dottie now 
lives in Clarksdale, Mississippi. 

Barbara Davis Ferris' address is Box 236, 
Harvard, Illinois. Barbara was home for 
three weeks at Christmas time. 


Richard K. Lynt, Jr., '39, is employed 
as a research associate in the virus depart- 
ment of E. R. Squibbs Company in New 
Brunswick, N. J. He is a bacteriologist. 
During the war Mr. Lynt spent three years 
as laboratory officer at the U. S. Naval 
Hospital, Oceanside, California. Mrs. Lynt 
is the former Elizabeth M. Cissell, who 
graduated in sociology in 1941. She is a 
Kappa Delta and belonged to the alumni 
group of that sorority in San Diego. 

The Lynt's have one son, Richard King 
Lynt, age four months. Their home address 
is' POB 324, Franklin Park, N. J. 


Mr. James B. Gahan has returned to 
Mexico to continue a research project he 
started in 1944 in cooperation with the 
Rockefeller Foundation and the Mexican 
Public Health Service. During the War Mr. 
Gahan developed a new method of con- 
trolling mosquitoes that now has world- 
wide use in malarial control. It consists of 
spraying interiors of houses with DDT to 
kill the mosquitoes. In Mexico this method 
is being used successfully to eliminate 
malaria in several small villages where the 
people have suffered from this scourge for 
many years. 

Mr. Gahan received a B.S. degree from 
the College of Agriculture, Entomology, at 
the University of Maryland in 1930. He 
also received an M.S. degree in 1932. 



Capt. Chester C. Westfall, Jr., son of 
Retired Lt. Col. C. C. Westfall, Snow Hill. 
Maryland, is now serving with the 7727nd 
Claims Office Team, the Wiesbaden Mili- 
tary Community office for processing Ger- 
man claims against the U. S. Government. 
This Claims Team is part of the Wiesbaden 
Air Force Station, one of the organizations 
that is policing the American zone of oc- 
cupied Germany from the air. 

Prior to entering the army in June 1943. 
Capt. Westfall attended the University of 
Maryland. He was commissioned 2d Lt. 
in Sept. 1944 at Fort Benning, Ga. 

His wife, Mrs. Renee Drezi Westfall ar- 
rived in Germany in July 1946 and makes 
her home with their daughter Jean Marie, 
born 3 January 1947, in the Wiesbaden 
Dependents Community. 


Edgar Farr Russell, Engineering '22, is 
with the C. & P. Telephone Company as 
civil engineer and has taught mechanical 
drawing at Central High School, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 


George Allen Wick, Engineering '23, is a 
member of the building firm of Davis, Wick 
and Rosengarten, Washington, D. C. 


John Philip Schaefer, Engineering '23, is 
the Commercial Engineer for the Potomac 
Electric Power Company, Washington, D. C| 
He is also very active as an amateur motion 
picture photographer and in civic affairs. 
The Schaefers have four children. 


Karl Blackwell Frazier, Engineering '27, 
is with the realty firm of Edward D. Jones 
Co., AVashington, D. C. He was a flight cap- 
tain in the Army during the war. He has 
spent much time in South America. 


Robert E. Ashman, Maryland '41, is now 
attending Harvard Law School. He was 
discharged from the Army with the rank of 
Captain in 1946, having served as a flyer 
with the famous 20th Air Force. 


The entrance to the College of Agriculture Building, University of Maryland. 


Theodore M. Vial, 4304 Van Buren St., 
Hyattsville, is among 98 new members ad- 
mitted to the University of Illinois chapter 
of Sigma Xi, scientific honorary fraternity. 

Sigma Xi was established in 1887 for pur- 
pose of encouraging research. Membership 
is based upon promise and accomplishment 
in the research field. 

Mr. Vial was graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in 1942, where he re- 
ceived a B.S. degree from the College of 
Arts and Science. He was a member of 
Phi Delta Theta fraternity. 


William Faber Troxell, Engineering '25, 
is with the Pennsylvania State Roads Com- 
mission. Mr. Troxell has also done some 
fine work in amateur photography and has 
collected some excellent equipment in that 
field. He is married to the former Katherine 
Barnsley, also a Maryland graduate. 


Dr. Leo T. Brown, graduate of University 
of Maryland's Medical College who took 
pre-med at College Park is a leading special- 
ist in Washington. His brothers, Chauncey 
and Henry also attended Maryland. 



Arthur R. T. Denues, who received his 
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in 1939, has been award- 
ed the Legion of Merit by the War Depart- 
ment. The citation reads: 

"Major Arthur R. T. Denues, 0-335912, 
Chemical Corps, Army of the United States, 
while serving as chief, Mortar Section, 
Technical Command. Edgewood Arsenal, 
Md., from 2 December 1943 to 1 April 
1943, performed exceptionally meritorious 
service by effecting notable improvements 
in the 4.2 inch chemical mortar, particu- 
larly improved serviceabilitv of the piece, 
flight characteristics of the shell, and a pro- 
pellant that increased the range. These 
achievements made it possible to supply 
combat troops with a weapon far superior 
to the one previously available and thus 
contributed directly to the successful prose- 
cution of the war. He was also responsible 
for the development of the 4.2 inch recoil- 
less mortar and its charge. Major Denues' 
application to duty and outstanding tech- 
nical ingenuity in research and development 
work was highly productive and reflected 
great credit on the service in the eyes of 
the combat arms." 


Dr. W. M. Gewehr, professor of history 
at Maryland University, was guest speaker 
at a meeting of Beta Gamma Chapter of 
Pi Omicron National Sorority at the YWCA, 
Washington. D. C. 

He talked on his experiences in Germany 
during the war. 


Dr. H. C. Byrd, President of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, was guest speaker for 
the luncheon sponsored by the Education 
Committee of the Baltimore Advertising 
Club at the Emerson Hotel, Baltimore, on 
February 19. 

His subject was "The University of Mary- 
land and National Education." 


Dr. Richard R. Meyers has been added to 
the sociology department of Ohio Wesleyan 
University, Delaware, Ohio. Dr. Meyers, 
a graduate of the University of Missouri 
and the University of Michigan, has been 
teaching at Michigan and at the University 
of Maryland. 


Harry B. McCarthy, D.D.S., Clinical Di- 
rector, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 
Dental School, University of Maryland, and 
Grayson W. Gaver, D.D.S., Professor of Den- 
tal Prosthesis of the same school, have just 
completed a tour of Puerto Rico, Hispanola 
and the Bahamas as guests of the Puerto 
Rican Dental Society, of which Dr. F. G. 
Garcia, graduate of the University of Mary- 
land Dental School, is President. 

Drs. McCarthy and Gaver are the first 
dentists to have been so honored on Puerto 
Rico's program. 

Dr. McCarthy's subject was "Cavity Prepa- 
ration — Instrumentation and Amalgam Re- 

This presentation covered the basic factors 
of acceptable cavity preparation and the 
instruments to be used in these prepara- 
tions. The factors governing the proper 
manipulation and insertion of a good alloy 
restoration were stressed. Models and col- 
ored slides were used to augment the 

Dr. Gaver's subject was "Establishing the 
Vertical Relation of the Arches in Full 
Denture Construction." 

This covered relation of the Mandible to 
the Maxillae, Curves of Occlusion, Equaliz- 
ing Stresses of Mastication, Adjusting Ana- 
tomical Articulator. Relation of the Teeth 
to the Ridges. Arrangement of Teeth to 

Harry B. McCarthy was an honor grad- 
uate of the Baltimore College of Dental 
Surgery, Dental School, University of Mary- 
land, 1923. He returned to his school that 
year as a full time instructor in Clinical 
Operative Dentistry. He was appointed As- 
sistant Professor of Clinical Operative Den- 
tistry in 1927, and made Professor of Clin- 
ical Operative Dentistry in 1940. In Sep- 
tember 1946, he was made Director of 
Dental Clinics of the University of Mary- 
land. He has served as secretary of the 
Operative Dentistry and Materia Medica 
section of the American Dental Associa- 
tion in 1928, vice-chairman 1929. chairman 
1930. He was a delegate of the Maryland 
State Dental Association at the Interna- 
tional Dental Congress (Paris) 1931. He 
is Chairman, Commercial Exhibits for Den- 
tal Centenary Celebration, Baltimore, 1940. 
He is a past president of the Maryland 
State Dental Association, Fellow of the 
American College of Dentists and a mem- 
ber of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, national 
honorary dental fraternity. 

Grayson W. Gaver, was born in Myers- 
ville, Maryland. He graduated from the 
Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental 
School, University of Maryland, with Magna 
Cum Laude honors in 1922. Immediately 
following his graduation. Dr. Gaver began 
his teaching career as a full-time instructor 
in the department of Dental Prosthesis at 
his Alma Mater. Dr. Gaver was elected 
Professor of Dental Prosthesis in June 1940. 
He is a member of the American College 
of Dentists and President of the Maryland 
State Dental Association. 


The Universidad de San Carlos of Guate- 
mala City, Guatemala, offers a Summer 
School for North Americans this year. The 
courses extend from July 3 to August 14. 

Courses will be on the undergraduate 
and graduate level. Subjects offered will 
include: Elementary Spanish, Spanish gram- 
mar and composition, Spanish history and 
literature, Hispano-American history and 
literature. Methodology and Inter-American 
Workshop, and Guatemalan and Malayan 

Staff members will include professors of 
the Facultad de Humanidades of the Uni- 
versidad de San Carlos and several former 
faculty members of Universities in the 
United States. 

Living with private families in homes 
approved by a Guatemalan-North American 
committee will be possible, if desired, at a 


'earling and two-year-old Belg ; an mares available for research in farm power problems. 

minimum cost, probably three dollars per 
clay. Weekends will be free for trips to the 
scenic Mayan Highlands and colorful Indian 

Enrollment is limited. Tuition is $50, 
United States currency. Early enrollment is 
imperative if boat reservations are desired. 

Address all inquiries to Dr. Nora B. 
Thompson, 16 Argyle road, Ardmore, Penn- 


Dr. Wilbert J. Huff, Director of the En- 
gineering Experiment Station, University of 
Maryland, has been asked to serve as con- 
sultant to the Department of Commerce in 
connection with the administration of Pub- 
lic Law No. 490. In this law Congress 
authorized the Department of Commerce to 
"expend not to exceed $1,000,000 for tem- 
porary scientific research on new products, 
materials, material substitutes, and such 
other subjects and special services deter- 
mined necessary, including the encourage- 
ment of inventive genius. . . ." 

The fund is administered by the Indus- 
trial Research and Development Division 
of the Office of Technical Services of the 
Department of Commerce. To be eligible 
a project must have a reasonable probabil- 
ity that it will foster and promote the na- 
tional welfare and that it will: 

1 — Advance the technological productiv- 
ity of the Nation. 

2 — Create new enterprise. 

3 — Create new employment. 

4 — Be of wide public consequence and 


Establishment of branches of the Pro- 
peller Club of Washington at University 
of Maryland, Georgetown University and 
George Washington University was an- 
nounced at the first 1947 meeting of the 

Propeller Club, Port of Washington, D. C, 
by the president, Capt. R. E. Coombs, 
United States Coast Guard. 

Capt. Coombs told nearly 200 club mem- 
bers of the rapidly growing interest in the 
United States merchant marine displayed by 
students at these local universities. 


Ways and means to lick a predatory little 
snail, called a drill, which is costing the 
oyster industry millions of dollars are being 
studied in the laboratories at the University 
of Maryland, College Park, Md. 

Dr. Paul S. Galtsoff, chief of the shellfish 
investigation section, Fish and Wildlife Serv- 
ice, Department of the Interior, said the 
laboratory has perfected an elaborate tank 
which records by a system of levers every 
motion the snail makes. 

"When we find out how fast and how far 
it travels and when it stops," he said, "we 
will know better how to cope with it." 

The drill, as its name suggests, preys on 
oysters in the Chesapeake Bay by drilling 
holes in the shell and feeding on the occu- 
pant. It does not eat a whole meal, how- 
ever, but goes on after a few tastes to feed 
on another. 

Trapping snails has been attempted for 
several years, but the method has proved too 
costly and cumbersome. 

Dr. Galtsoff admits that science has no 
solution to the problem as yet. 


Mrs. Evelyn Levow Greenberg, a grad- 
uate of Brooklyn College, replaces Mr. 
Stephen Schoen, graduate student who 
taught Art Appreciation last semester. 

Mrs. Greenberg majored in History of 
Art at Brooklyn College and studied archi- 
tecture and design. She taught arts and 
crafts at the Brooklyn College and also 
assisted in the Art Office. 



Many of the modern cooking methods 
are actually more economical than some of 
grandmother's practices which were con- 
sidered famous for the delicious food which 
they prepared. 

This information comes from Margaret 
McPheeters. Nutritian Specialist at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, who points out that the 
long cooking of vegetables drives off much 
of the flavor and destroys some of the nu- 
tritive value of vegetables. 

"We used to think that soup stock should 
be made from meat and vegetables which 
simmered day after day on the back of the 
stove," she said, "but actually there is no 
advantage in the long cooking. Once the 
stock is made it should go into the re 
frigerator to be kept cold and fresh until 

She recommended that soup bones or 
other bones used for stock be tracked and 
simmered for an hour or two in water, but 
that vegetables be added late and cooked 
only a short time. 


The Maryland Fresh Egg Law is now 
effective and violations are being brought 
to trial according to Russell C. Hawes, 
Supervisor of Maryland egg grading and 
inspection service of the department of mar- 
kets in Baltimore. 

Hawes said today, "This egg law is not 
only a protection to the consuming public 
but it is also a protection to the grocer who 
wishes to sell quality eggs to his customers." 

He explained that eggs sold to a retailer 
must have the proper grade and size of eggs 
displayed on the invoice and that eggs sold 
to a consumer must have the same informa- 
tion marked on the container. 

Hawes added that, upon conviction, the 
offender is subject to a fine of from $5 to 
$50 for a first offense and from $50 to SI 00 
for the second or subsequent offenses. The 
law he referred to is Article 48. Sections 
144 to 150 of the 1939 edition Annotated 
Code of Maryland as amended bv Chapter 
1050 bv the 1945 general assembly. 


"The training school for prospective 
supervisors of dairy herd improvement asso- 
ciations was held for the two-week period 
from February 17 to March 1." reported 
Marvin E. Senger. extension dairyman at 
the University of Maryland. 

"We had immediate need for about 10 
new supervisors," Senger said in announcing 
the school, "and we urged each of the 21 
associations now active in the State to send 
someone to the school for training. No 
previous experience or training is nccessarv. 
but we prefer persons who have had farm 
experience and a high school education. 
\nvone interested in getting more informa- 
tion can see the local countv agent or write 
us here at the Dairy Department." 

The dairy herd improvement associa- 
tions are part of the extension program 
working for the improvement of the dain 
herds in Maryland. Each association hires 
a supervisor to visit each member's herd 
once ever) month for the purpose of getting 

adequate milk production records and feed- 
ing information. 

The records are then used by the dairy- 
man as a guide in culling his herd. They 
are also used to determine the most effec- 
tive feeding and management practices and 
to show the benefits of the breeding pro- 
gram being followed. 


A post graduate fellowship in chemistry 
was awarded to the University of Maryland 
by the Du Pont Company of Wilmington, 
Delaware. This is one of seventy-five post- 
graduate and post-doctoral fellowships to 
forty-six universities for the 1947-48 aca- 
demic year. 

Each post-graduate fellowship provides 
N 1.200 for a single person or SI .800 for a 
married person, together with a grant of 
S 1,000 to the university. Each post-doctoral 
fellowship carries an award of $3,000 with 
a grant of .151,500 to the university. 

As in the past the selection of nominees 
for the awards and choice of problems on 
which they are to work is left to the 
universities. The individual is under no 
obligation with respect to employment after 
he completes his work under the fellow 

The fellowship plan, which was adopted 
bv Du Pont in 1918 and has been main- 
tained with but one interruption ever since, 
is designed to provide means for advanced 
training of chemists, physicists, and engi- 
neers. The chemical industry is confronted 
with a continued shortage of men and 
women with broad technical backgrounds. 

Forty -two of the post-graduate fellow- 
ships are in chemistry, five in physics, fifteen 
in chemical engineering and seven in 
mechanical engineering. The plan also pro- 
v ides for six post-doctoral fellowships in 
chemistry. Awards in the postdoctoral 
field support the development of young men 
especially qualified for staff positions on the 
graduate faculties. 


That problems dealing with the market- 
ing of farm products will probably be the 
most important problems facing Maryland 
farmers in the next ten years, is the opinion 
of H. L. Stier. head of the State depart- 
ment of markets at the University of Mary- 

"The fruit growers of the State," he says. 
' will particularly face a competitive market 
in the future. Their success or failure 
will depend largely upon the quality, at- 
tractiveness, and service which they put 
into the product they offer the consumer. 

He foresees keen competition from citrus 
fruits, canned and frozen foods, bananas, 
and candy; but he believes that the fruit 
growers can meet the competition by uni- 
formity in grading and by higher quality. 

"The quality of the apples that are now 
olfered at retail levels must be improved." 
he declares. "The responsibility of the pro- 
ducer for satisfied consumers does not stop 
at his packing house. He should assume 
more responsibility for quality all the wav 
to the consumer, because successful mar- 

keting involves both quality production and 
satisfied consumption." 

Dr. Stier's department is to lay special 
emphasis on a seven point marketing pro- 
gram for fruit growers during the coming 
years. The program includes the expan- 
sion and increased emphasis on market in- 
formation; improved grading and higher 
quality; assistance to producers in process- 
ing, packaging, and merchandising; improve. 
ment of marketing methods; assistance in 
the development of cooperative marketing 
agencies; more information for the con- 
sumer; and a broadened extension market- 
ing program to get more and better mar- 
keting information to more growers. 


Miss Edna B. NcNaughton, Professor of 
Nursery School Education, University of 
Maryland, received with Mrs. Truman at 
the White House when Columbia Univer- 
sity's Alumni was entertained at Tea by the 
First Lady. 

Two hundred guests assembled in the 
East Room, passed through the Blue Room 
and were received in the Red Room by 
Mrs. Truman and Miss McXaughton. Tea 
was served in the State Dining Room. 

Miss McXaughton is President of the 
Columbia Universitv Alumni Association. 


A special mass formation and review of 
the University of Maryland ROTC unit 
was held recently to honor Lt. Col. James 
M. Gwin and Sgt. Charles S. Loucks, who 
were presented with War Department hon- 
ors at that time. 

Col. Gwin was awarded the Bronze Star 
for his outstanding work in the Quarter- 
master Corps. He procured material that 
was normally termed unobtainable at crit- 
ical moments of the war, and developed 
new and ingenious methods of operating 
his unit with the most efficient system 
possible. A measure of the success of our 
armies overseas can be credited to his efforts 
in obtaining needed material at the advance 
depots in an extremely short space of time. 

Sgt. Loucks, a student of the University 
of Maryland School of Engineering, was 
awarded the Soldiers' Medal for heroic ac- 
tion taken, at the risk of life, when a Chem- 
ical plant exploded and caused a threat 
to personnel and property. Bv his immedi- 
ate action within the danger ana. losses 
were held to a minimum. 


From the University of Maryland. 



Professor H. G. Steinmeyer, of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, advised the delegates 
in the opening address of the Older Boys 
Conference in Catonsville that "If America 
is to remain great, more attention must be 
given to our duties and responsibilities and 
less emphasis upon our rights. Our Christian 
idealism must become more real in the 
hearts of our citizens." 

A major portion of the conference sched- 
ule was devoted to discussion groups. The 
following questions were among those as- 
signed to these groups by the planning 
committee of you: "Is Our Choice that 
of One World or None? What Will Be Our 
Part in a Christian Democracy What Do 
Present Trends in Morals Indicate For Our 
Future? What Is The Impact Of The 
Infiltration of Ideaologies Upon the Indi- 

Dr. R. Floyd Cromwell, Director of 
Guidance of the Maryland State Board of 
Education, was chairman of the discussion 
leaders who were: Alvan Allan and Charles 
Scott. Baltimore Y.M.C.A.; Willis Miller. 
Wilmington Y.M.C.A. Reade W. Corr and 
Caspar Hart, Catonsville high school. Bar- 
man Hauver, Frederick high school; E. 
Russell Hicks, Hagerstown high school, 
C. Clark Jones, Bel Air high school. The 
fellowship delegates were the secretaries of 
the discussion groups who reported their 
findings at the summary session on Sunday 
morning: Tom Hubbard, Baltimore; Rich- 
ard Davis, Wilmington; John Fox, Annap- 
olis; David Mclntyre, Cumberland; Edward 
Bunch, Baltimore; Melvvn Middleton. 
Washington; David Pike and Frank Ralls. 


A short course for Motor Vehicle Fleet 
Operators was held at the University of 
Maryland at College Park during the week 
of March 3 to 7, 1947. 

The purpose of the course was to pre- 
sent a practical program for accident pre- 
vention, conservation of manpower and 
equipment, efficient and economical opera- 
tion, and improvement of employee and 
public relations. Particular attention was 
given to methods of testing, selecting, train- 
ing, and supervising drivers. Field demon- 
strations supplemented the classroom in- 

The course was offered by the University 
of Maryland in cooperation with manv 
national and state organizations interested 
in conservation and safety. It was open to 
fleet owners and operators, safetv and per- 
sonnel directors, fleet supervisors, and safetv 
engineers. The instructors included na- 
tionally recognized authorities, Maryland 
experts in the various phases of safetv 
practice, and faculty members of the Uni- 


Professor Edna B. McNaughton, Nursery 
School Education, University of Maryland, 
is in charge of two nursing courses con- 
ducted by the University. 

Classes in Nursery School and Kinder- 
garten Methods, including workshop, are 
held at the University. 

Classes in the Social and Emotional Needs 
of the Young Child and Education of the 
Young Child are held at Central High 
School, Washington, D. C, on Mondays 
from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

The main emphasis of the course at Cen- 
tral High School is in trying to understand 
what lies beneath outward behavior rather 
than on conformity as such; acceptance of 
the child's feelings; helping the child to live 
richly and fully on his own level; seeing the 
child as a whole; working with the parents 
and the home to bring about the most 
favorable adjustment of the child; planning 
the preschool program, with emphasis on 
the developmental growth and needs of 
the child, and their implications for the 
practising teacher. Discussion will center 
around what children are like, and an 
understanding of age-level differences as 
they affect individuals and groups. The 
child's relation to the materials, the ex- 
periences, and the people of his world at 
home and at school will be studied. Teach- 
ing techniques and group experiences will 
be analyzed, with students invited to bring 
in questions and group problems for dis- 

The instructors in these two courses are 
Miss Mary McBurney Green, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Whitney, and Mrs. Vesta P. Lynn. 

Miss Green received her B.S. and M.A. 
degrees from Teachers' College, Columbia 
University. She is a former teacher of the 
Harriet Johnson Nursery School at "69 Bank 
St.," New York City. She has also taught 
at New York University. She is at present 
head teacher of the 4-year-old group at 
Green Acres Nursery School, Bethesda. 
Maryland. She is the author of several 
children's books, among them "Everybody 
Has a House" and "Everybody Eats" which 
are popular with young children of the 
present day. 

Mrs. Whitney, now Director of the Center 
School, Remedial Education Center, Wash- 
ington. D. C, and formerly with the Rock- 
ville Cooperative Nursery School. Mrs. 
Whitney did her undergraduate work at 
Mt. Holyoke, and graduate work at 69 
Bank Street and New York University. She 
was a teacher in 69 Bank Street Nursery 
School for five years, and while there was 
a lecturer of Education at New York Uni- 
versity for four years. She has taught at 
the Brooklyn Friends School, and in the 
summer of 1946 she had charge of the 
Demonstration Nursery School in College 
Park for the University of Maryland. Mrs. 
Whitney has given the Extension Course 

"Education of the Young Child" for the 
University of Maryland at Central High 
School in Washington, this semester. 

Mrs. Lynn is Supervisor of Student Teach 
ing of Wilson Teachers College. Mrs. Lynn 
is in charge of kindergarten work at the 
Truesdell School, which is the laboratory 
school of Wilson Teachers College. In 1945 
Mrs. Lynn was one of the supervisors in 
the Department of Kindergarten and Ele 
mentary Instruction. 


Dr. John Dale Russell, Director of Highei 
Education, U. S. Office of Education, spoke 
in the auditorium of the Administration 
Building, College Park, on February 12. 

The subject of Dr. Russell's address was 
"The Future of Higher Education in 

This meeting was open to anyone inter- 
ested and was sponsored by the University 
of Maryland group of the Maryland State 
Teachers Association. 


"Kilroy" was discharged from Camp Kil- 
mer, N. J., this week. 

With T/5 Steve Yura, creator of the 
comic strip "Clem and Kilroy," which ap- 
peared in several Army newspapers, the 
fabulous Kilroy was mustered out of the 

The 23-year-old cartoonist has had a 
number of offers to syndicate his strip but 
at present the future of "Kilroy" is still 
undetermined. The four-year Army veteran 
has been assigned to the rehabilitation ward 
of the station hospital for the last few 
months teaching art to recuperating bud- 

Recently Yura offered a $50 reward to 
anyone who could prove that he is not the 
originator of the phrase, "Kilroy was here." 
The young artist has written two books. 
His first, "A Postwar Career for A. P.O. Joe," 
was printed in December, 1944; his second, 
"Kilroy Was Here." is now in the hands of 
the publishers. 

It seems that the peak of farm prices has 
been reached. 

After six months of operation the Mary- 
land Artificial Breeding Cooperative had 
817 members with almost 13,000 cows en- 
rolled. 4233 inseminations were made in 
the 6 months. 

About 350,000 tons of lime were used by 
Maryland farmers during 1946. 


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ard DefFert were married recently 
in The Little Church Around the Corner 
in New York City. 

Mrs. Deffert received a B.A. degree from 
the University of Maryland, College of Arts 
and Science in June '46. She has been 
employed by the Chesapeake and Potomac 
Telephone Company since last August and 
is a Service Representative. She is studying 
nights at George Washington University 
working toward her Master's degree in 

Mr. Deffert is attending the University 
of Maryland, College of Arts and Science. 
He is a member of Phi Kappa Sigma. He 
served in the Navy during the war. 


The marriage of her daughter, First Lt. 
Dorothy Evelyn White, T. C. WAC. to 
Mr. Ralph Winslow Nielsen of Park Ridge, 
111., is announced by Mrs. Eula Griffith. 

The bride, whose father is Mr. Frank 
Russell White of Washington, was aide-de- 
camp to Gen. Neal H. McKay, commanding 
general of the San Francisco Port of Em- 
barkation. She was born in Washington 
and is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
A. B. Griffith of Washington. The former 
is a member of the Oldest Inhabitants of 

Mr. and Mrs. Nielsen will make their 
home in San Francisco. 

Mrs. Nielsen is a native of Washington 
and graduate of Western High there. She 
attended the University of Maryland in 
1927-28, where she was a member of Kappa 
Xi sororitv. She graduated from the Uni- 
versity of California. Los Angeles. 


Miss Fanny Goldnadel, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Joseph Goldnadel of Paris, France, 
was married recently to Joseph Fishkin. 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Fishkin of 

Mr. Fishkin attended Maryland Univer- 
sity in 1937-40 in the College of Engineer- 
ing. He was discharged recently from the 
Army after more than four years' service. 
He was a member of Phi Alpha Fraternity 
at Maryland University. He met his bride 
while serving in France. 


Announcement has been made of the 
marriage of Miss Deborah Stern, daughter 
of Mrs. Rose W. Stern, Baltimore, and 
the late Dr. J. Ludwig Stern, and Mr. 
Harry Levin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris 
Levin, also of Baltimore. 


Married in Washington recently were 
Miss Janet Young, daughter of Maj. Sidney 

Hooper Young, USA, retired, and Mrs. 
Voting of New York City, and Lieut. Com- 
mander James Francis McRoberts, USN, 
son of Mrs. John McRoberts of Hobart, 
Ind.. and the late Mr. McRoberts. 

Mrs. McRoberts attended University of 
Maryland where she was enrolled in the 
College of Home Economics and Utah State 
College. Her husband is a graduate of 
the Naval Academy at Annapolis. 


The wedding of Miss Olive Elizabeth 
Stumpf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William 
E. Stumpf. of Avalon, Pa., and Mr. Elijah 
Rinehart, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah 
Rinehart. of Relay, Md., took place re- 
cently in East Liberty Presbyterian Church. 

Mr. Rummer is a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, where he received a 
B.S. degree from the College of Commerce. 


Announcement has been made by Mr. 
and Mrs. Milton L. Willis, of Federalsburg, 
Md., of the marriage of their daughter, Miss 
Mary Bernese Willis, to Mr. James Ernest 
Downes, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. 
Marion H. Downes, of Denton, Md. 

The bride is a graduate of Fairfax Hall 
Junior College and Randolph-Macon Col- 
lege. The groom, who attended University 
of Maryland in 1938 where he was enrolled 
in the College of Agriculture and Goldey 
College, served overesas in the 80th Infantry 


Announcement has been made of the 
marriage recently of Miss Catherine Lenore 
Briggs, daughter of Mr. A. Berne Briggs, 
of Washington, and Mr. Claude Leon 
Callegary, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest 
Callegary, of Baltimore. 

The bride attended Birmingham Southern 
College and received a B.A. degree from 
University of Maryland, College of Arts and 
Science in 1946. She was a member of 
Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. 

Mr. Callegary is now attending the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, College of Business and 
Public Administration. 


At Lanham, Md., Miss Ann Helena 
Rowell, daughter of Mrs. William P. Sey- 
mour of Hyattsville, was married to Mr. 
George Carlyle Howard, son of Mrs. Albert 
P. Howard of Erie, Pa. 

Miss Rowell was graduated from Wilson 
Teachers College and received her Master of 
Education degree in 1943 at the University 
of Maryland. She is now a teacher in a 
Washington high school. 

Mr. Howard was graduated from North- 
western State Teachers College at Edinboro, 
Pa., and Penn State, and took his legal 
training at Georgetown University. He also 
studied at the University of Maryland in 
1929-30 in the College of Education. He 
was formerly principal of Bowie High 
School and for the past 19 years has been 
employed by the Washington Times-Herald. 


At Arlington, Va., Miss Helen Ruth 
Hansford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. 


Hansford, of Steyer, was married recently 
to Mr. Arthur Edward Piehler, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. A. W. Peihler, of Dolgeville, N. Y. 

The bride attended the University of 
Maryland and Mr. Piehler is a student 
at Colgate University. 

They arc making their home in Hamilton, 
N. Y., where they both will attend Colgate 


Mr. and Mrs. Barzillai Cheskis were mar- 
ried in Washington, D. C, and are now 
residing in Chicago. 

The bride (formerly Miss H. Arona 
I'odnos), received a B.A. degree from the 
College of Arts and Science at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in February, 1946. Mr. 
Cheskis is now attending the University 
of Chicago in the field of chemistry, and 
plans to enter the graduate field of chem- 
istry this summer. He also had attended 
the University of Wisconsin. He seived 
with the U. S. Army for almost four years 
with the Master AVeather Central, as a 
1st Lieutenant. 


Washington, D. C, was the scene of the 
wedding of Miss Florence Winifred Pickens, 
daughter of Mrs. Earl M. Pickens, of this 
city and the late Dr. Pickens, who became 
the bride of Robert Curtis Christie, son 
of Dr. and Mrs. L. M. Christie, of Silver 

The bride was graduated from Holton- 
Arms School and attended the Universite de 
Poitiers in Tours, France. 

Mr. Christie attended the University of 
Maryland in 1931 as a pre-medical student, 
and George Washington University and was 
graduated in law from Southeastern Uni- 
versity. They will make their home in 
Silver Spring. 


In Washington. D. C, Miss Ann Eliza- 
beth Luetbenkirchen, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Walter Luetzcnkirchen, of Baltimore, 
became the bride of Norman Louis Cansler, 
son of Col. and Mrs. Louis Cansler 

The bride attended the College of Wil- 
liam and Mary and is now a senior at the 
University of Maryland. She is a member 
of Alpha Omicron Pi. The bridegroom 
was graduated from Georgetown University, 
School of Foreign Service, and is now with 
the State Department. 


Baltimore was the scene of the wedding 
recently of Miss Ruth Ann Heidelbach, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Sidney 
Heidelbach, and Mrs. Basil I. Mishtowt, 
son of Capt. and Mrs. I. Mishtowt, of 
Chevy Chase. 

Mrs. Mishtowt is a junior at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in the College of Edu- 
cation where she is a member of Kappa 
Delta Sorority. 

Mr. Mishtowt graduated from the Uni- 
versity College of Commerce, in February, 
1946. He is a member of Alpha Tau Omega 

De Lawder-Webb 

Washington, D. C. was the scene of the 
marriage of Miss Dorothy Lucille Webb, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton G. Webb, 

and Robert King Dc Lawdcr, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. King dc Lawder. 

The bride is a dental assistant. Her hus- 
band attended the Engineering College at 
University of Maryland in 1941-43 and was 
a lieutenant in the Army Air Forces lor 
almost three years during which time he 
served for a year in the Mediterranean 
Theater. Both are Washingtonians. 

Gannon- Whitworth 

In Cumberland Miss Margaret Ann Whit- 
worth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace 
Pritchard Whitworth, Westernport, became 
the bride of William Francis Gannon, Balti- 
more, formerly of Westernport, son of Mrs. 
Herman Davis, Keyser, W. Va. 

The bride-elect is a graduate of Cather- 
man's Business school, Cumberland. Mr. 
Gannon received a B.S. degree from the 
University of Maryland in 1941. He is a 
member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, 
and is employed by the Western Electric 
Company in Baltimore. Mr. Gannon, who 
served five years in the Army Air Forces, 
received his discharge with the rank of 


Miss Marie Jeanne Douglas, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Douglas, was married 
to Mr. John Doyal Snyder, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Russell Snyder of Frankfort, Ind., in 
Washington, D. C. 

The bridegroom, who attended Purdue 
University before the war, is continuing his 
studies at Maryland University in the Col- 
lege of Agriculture. 


The wedding of Miss Mary Virginia Bol- 
den, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emroy D. 
Bolden, of Oakland, Md., and Capt., David 
Worgan, MC, USA, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
M. W. Worgan, of Luke, Md., took place 
in Baltimore. 

The bride received a B.S. degree from 
the University of Maryland, from the Col- 
lege of Home Economics. She was a mem- 
ber of Kappa Delta sorority. Captain Wor- 
gan, who also attended the University of 
Maryland, receievd a B. S. degree from the 
College of Arts and Science, Premedical 
School in 1941. He was a member of Phi 
Kappa Phi Honorary Society and received 
first honors from his college. He is now 
stationed at Walter Reed Hospital. 


Miss Claire Booth, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. E. Wilson Booth, of South Clairmont 
drive, Salisbury, Md., became the bride re- 
cently of Mr. Ralph Hall Grier, Jr., son of 
Mr. Ralph Hall Grier, also of Salisbury, 
and the late Mrs. Margaret Todd Grier. 
Mrs. Grier graduated from the University 
of Maryland in 1945, when she received a 
B. S. degree from the College of Home 
Economics. She was a member of Alpha 
Omicron Pi sorority. 


Annapolis was the setting recently for the 
marriage of Miss Virginia Bowie McCeney, 
daughter of Mrs. Turner Richardson, Doug- 
laston, N. Y., and G. Bowie McCeney, 
Laurel, Md., and John Graham Watson, 
Jr. Mr. Watson is the son of Mrs. James 
M. Anderson, Kulpsville, Pa., and John G. 
Watson, Sr., Queenstown, Md. 

The newly weds are both students at the 
University of Maryland, the bride in the 
College of B. P. A., the groom in the Col- 
lege of Engineering. The bride is a gradu- 
ate of St. Agnes School in Alexandria. Mr. 
Watson, a veteran of two years in the Navy, 
is a graduate of Virginia Episcopal School, 


Miss Lula Trundle of Silver Spring be- 
came the bride recently of William Pryor 
Chandler, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. 
Chandler, Athens, Alabama. 

Miss Trundle received a B. A. degree 
from the College of Arts and Science at the 
University of Maryland in 1939 and at- 
tended Duke and American Universities. At 
present she is connected with the Carroll 
Springs Inn, Silver Spring, as assistant mana- 
ger. Mr. Chandler was graduated from 
Athens College with a degree in chemical 
engineering. He is a veteran of two years' 
service with the Navy and was awarded the 
Purple Heart. When discharged in 1942 
he went to work at the Applied Physics 
Laboratory in Silver Spring. He is now 
connected with the Naval Ordnance Lab- 


Miss Inez Nevy, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Ralph Nevy, became the bride re- 
cently in Cumberland, Md., of Frank J. 
Albetta, New York City, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Victor Albetta, Brooklyn, New York. 

Miss Nevy is a graduate of Allegany High 
School and the University of Maryland, 
where she received a B. A. degree from the 
College of Education in 1939. She was a 
member of Alpha Delta sorority. She is 
employed by the International Westing- 
house Company in New York. 

Mr. Albetta received his bachelor of sci- 
ence degree in education at Long Island 
University, and since his discharge from the 
Army in 1945 has been associated with the 
International Westinghouse Company in the 
sales department. 

Watson -McCeney 

Descendents of two old Maryland families 
were married in Annapolis when Miss Vir- 
ginia Bowie McCeney became the bride of 
Mr. John Graham Watson, Jr. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. G. 
Uowie McCeney, lawyer and newspaper 
publisher of Laurel, and Mrs. Turner 
Richardson of Douglaston, Long Island. 

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. Watson 
of Queenstown, and Mrs. James M. Ander- 
son of Kulpsville, Pa. 

Both Mr. and Mrs. Watson are students 
at Maryland University, the bride is a 
senior in the College of Business and Pub- 
lic Administration, the groom is a sopho- 
more in the College of Engineering. Mrs. 
Watson was graduated from St. Agnes 
School in Alexandria and her husband is a 
graduate of Virginia Episcopal School in 
Lynchburg. He served two years in the 

Some of the Redskin peach trees planted 
in Maryland are now in bearing. This is 
a promising new variety according to A. F. 
Vierheller, Maryland extension horticultur- 


P T Bundles from Hcnvcn 


IT's a boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
John Gibson Wilson, Jr., of 2325 
Macomb St., NW., No. 106, Washington, 
Hi, D. C. Mrs. Wilson, the former Mary 
Ziegler, attended the University and was a 
member of Kappa Delta Sorority. The 
father was a civil engineer and graduated 
in 1940. The baby was named John Gibson 
Wilson, III. 

Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Stephens announce 
the birth of their daughter, Cheryl J. 

Mrs. Stephens is the former Betty J. 
Bryan, Physical Education, 1944. She served 
two years in the WAVES, doing recreation 
work. Mr. Stephens served as an officer in 
the Navy. They are presently in Alabama. 

It was a boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
James A. Bladen, 1329 30th Street, NW., 
Washington. The Bladens now have two 
youngsters. The older child, Sisan, is a two- 
year-old. Mrs. Bladen was the former Ruth 
Ramsdell, '42, Tri-Delt. 

Marian L. May (1931) is making a 
"howling" success of her life as Mrs. A. 
George Russell of Manchester, Conn. The 
Russells just had a baby boy, Raymond 
James, in October, and are also the parents 
of a year-and-a-half-old girl, Beulah May. 
Marian's husband is President of A. G. 
Russell, Incorporated, who manufactures 
steel stamps and dies in Hartford. 

Mr. and Mrs. T. David Shihadeh, Jr., 
announce the birth of a daughter, Bonnie 
Jeanne, on January 15, 1947. She weighed 
9 pounds. They also have a son, Davey. 
Mrs. Shihadeh is the former Jeanne Santa- 
marie '41, member of Alpha Omicron Pi 
Sorority and Mortar Board. They are re- 
siding at 4614 Conshohocken Avenue, Phila- 
delphia 31, Penn. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Coleman have 
announced the birth of an eight pound 
daughter in December. They also have a 
son, Tommy. Mrs. Coleman is the former 
Tillie Boose '39, member of Alpha Omi- 
cron Pi Sorority, and Tom was a member 
of Sigma Phi Sigma Fraternity. They are 
living at 616 E. Thornapple St., Chevy 
Chase, Md. 


ELEN ZEPP, 81 West Green St., West- 
minster, writes: 

"Congratulations on "MARYLAND," the 
wonderful new Alumni magazine! It is cer- 
tainly a most delightful treat to which to 
look forward each month. 

"Enclosed is my check." 

This from Worthington H. Talcott, 6308 
Meadow Lane, Chevy Chase, Md., "I was 
very much impressed by the apparent activ- 
ity of the Alumni Association and by 
"MARYLAND," the new publication. This 
is the source of much interesting informa- 

"Congratulations on "MARYLAND," the 
Alumni Publication," writes Peter W. Chi- 
chester, '15, c.o. Dietrick & Gambrill, Inc., 
Frederick, Md. 

"This is a very fine publication," the 
letter goes on to say, "and reflects great 
credit on the University as well as the 
alumni. All of us, for many years, have 
realized that we needed a publication that 
would be in accord with the growth of the 
University and the alumni. Looks like this 
is it and I want to congratulate you and 
others responsible for the publication." 

"I just received my copy of the new 
magazine, MARYLAND," write Jos. Win. 
Kinghorne, "and I want to congratulate you 
and all who contributed toward producing 
a really fine publication." 

"I want to congratulate you," writes Abe 
J. Greene, Paterson, N. J., newspaper pub- 
lisher, "on the publication of "MARY- 
LAND." It is a fine job and reflects a 
tremendous amount of intelligent effort." 

"Congratulations on the fine new 
MARYLAND.' It is indeed a great step 
forward," writes G. Kenneth Horwath, '35 
and '44, 1316 Hanover Etreet, Baltimore 
30, adding "the entire alumni should 
wholeheartedly support this project. Best 
wishes for continued success." 

Writes Mrs. Edward F. (Louise Fenlon) 
Quinn, 10 Sunset Road, Bay Shore, Long 
Island, N. Y. "Both Ed and I enjoved 
MARYLAND.' It is a fine paper." 

"I received my copy of MARYLAND," 
writes Tom Rives. '42, 331 West Scott Ave.. 
Rahway, N. J., "and to say the least I am 
very enthusiastic about our publication." 

"After reviewing my copy of "MARY- 
LAND" recently, I am convinced that you 
now have an alumni publication more in 
keeping with the up and coming spirit 
of our University," writes Mr. A. Ward 
Greenwood, 3399 Highview Terrace, S. E.. 
Washington 20, D. C, continuing: 

"I enjoyed every portion of the magazine." 

"Good luck in your new undertaking." 

"Inclosed is my check," writes Helen 
Beyerle Habich '27 ( 495 High Street, Mount 
Holly, N. J., adding, "I had no idea we 
had a publication of THIS sort. I wish 
"MARYLAND' continued success in your 
effort to keep us "old folks informed re- 
garding the University's great progress." 

"Although I am not a Maryland man," 
says Dr. Leon Gordon, Washington, D. C, 
"I want to congratulate you on the maga- 
zine "MARYLAND." The purpose of the 
publication is obvious — to keep the alumni 
posted, in addition to the usual alumni 
news — with just about everything that goes 
on on the campus." 

"Congratulations on the fine job in turn- 
ing out "MARYLAND," a publication of 
interest to all Marylanders. My check is 
inclosed," writes J. Edward Burroughs, Jr., 
c/o Cummings and Stanley, 1616 K. Street, 
\\V., Washington, D. C. 

"Inclosed is my check in support of 
"MARYLAND," writes Edgar Farr Russell, 
3705 Reservoir Road, NW., Washington 7, 
D. C, "with my sincere congratulations on 
producing a publication worthy of the Uni- 
versity. Here's my check." 

J. Slater Davidson, with Chas. H. Tomp- 
kins Co., 907 lt6h Street, NW., Washing- 
ion. D. C, writes. "Congratulations on 
"MARYLAND," a magazine certainly in 
keeping with the tremendous growth of the 
University. All alumni should show their 
deep appreciation." 

1 agree with you that "MARYLAND," 
a very fine paper can survive only with all 
out alumni support," writes William I. 
Miller, Pan American World Airways Sys- 
tem, 21 Rue de Berri, Paris 8e, France, 
"so inclosed find my check." 

Writes Henry Latterner, Jr., 3600 Macomb 
St., N.W., Washington, D. C. "We greatly 
enjoyed reading 'MARYLAND.' You're do- 
ing a grand job for the University." 

"Congratulations on the fine job you are 
doing in producing "MARYLAND" and I 
wish you every success in your endeavors," 
writes J. Donald Kiefer, 195 Broadway, 
New York City, "and inclosed find my 

"I was greatly impressed with the maga- 
zine in its new form and inclose my check. 
It is a fine paper," writes Edwin M. 
Gue, 22 Zama Drive, Pittsburgh 16, Pa., 
who graduated from Maryland in 1931. 

"My husband and I greatly enjoyed the 
new magazine 'MARYLAND,' " writes 
Elizabeth Cissel Lynt, POB 324, Franklin 
Park, N. J., adding, "we pledge our support 
and inclose our check. It is the next best 
thing to actually meeting our friends in the 
alumni and, at the same time, keeping in 
touch with what goes on at Maryland. We 
wish you great success in this commendable 
venture and we wish the same for the 
University as a whole." 

"We greatly enjoyed the splendid new 
magazine, 'MARYLAND,' Accept our con- 
gratulations," writes Jane Howard Ander- 
son, 4401 Underwood Street, University 
Park, Md. 

"Congratulations on a wonderful job with 
the 'MARYLAND,' the Alumni magazine. 
You are making a great contribution to the 
University," writes Glenn W. Sample, 
former Director of Publications at the 
University, who is now Editor of "The 
Hoosier Farmer," Indianapolis, Ind. 

He adds: "Particularly do I want to 
compliment you on the fine way you are 
going about to correct mailing lists and 
bringing alumni records up to date.. I say 
these things with some knowledge of the 
condition of records and mailing lists, as I 

grappled with that problem for several 
months in 1944 and 1945, when I edited 
the Alumni News." 

Thank you, Glenn. 

"Each issue of 'MARYLAND' is given an 
avid reception at our house and read from 
cover to cover and then some," writes 
Benjamin C. McCleskey, '38, who married 
Mary Jane Farrell, '40. They live at 318 
22nd St., Virginia Beach, Va. 

Writes Henry Latterner, Jr., 3600 Macomb 
St., NW., Washington, D. C. "We greatly 
enjoyed reading "MARYLAND." You're 
doing a grand job for the University." 

"Congratulation on the new "MARY- 
LAND," writes Second Lieutenant Gloria M. 
Stewart, Service Division, Edgewood Arsenal, 
"1 enjoyed it from cover to cover. Best 
wishes for your success in this new, progres- 
sive and outstanding venture. Inclosed find 
my check." 

"Congratulations on producing, in 
"MARYLAND," such a line presentation of 
well balanced University of Maryland news." 
writes Mildred R. Otto. '45, 1738 N. Broad- 
way, Baltimore 13, Md., adding, "This 
paper, I am sure, will render wonderful 
service to all alumni wishing to keep in 
touch as well as others interested in the 
University. Inclosed is my check." 

"Congratulation on a fine new and ex- 
tremely enjoyable magazine in "MARY- 
LAND," writes Mrs. Arona Cheskis, the 
former Arona Podnos, '45, "and please keep 
on sending it to me regularly." Mrs. Cheskis 
resides at 3624 W. Wrightwood Ave., Chi- 
cago 47, 111. 

"The magazine "MARYLAND" is going 
to win a great deal of support from alumni. 
Many of us have almost completely lost 
"track" of our old friends and their activ- 
ities after graduation or upon discharge 
from the various branches of the service. 
We'd like also to know what our former 
instructors are doing and all about any 
changes in the University, etc. For those 
of us who cannot readily visit the school 
again, "MARYLAND" is a wonderful source 
of information. 

"My best wishes for continued success 
with the publication." 

"Inclosed is my check toward "MARY- 
LAND," writes James W. Stevens, '19, c/o 
Stevens Brothers, 226 S. Charles Street, 
Baltimore, "and may I suggest to fellow 
alumni not to let this publication falter 
or fail due to lack of finances and support. 

"At long last," continues Mr. Stevens, 
"the University has an alumni publication 
that is a credit to the Institution. Please 
accept my congratulations for this fine pub- 
lication and accept my best wishes for your 
continued success." 

Uldressing the editor of MARYLAND as 
both editor and boxing coach Morton A. 
Hyman, 4000 Kansas Ave., N.W., Washing- 
ton, D. C. writes, "I like MARYLAND' 
magazine very much. Well written, well 
made up and fully worthy of our fine uni- 
versity. Congratulations to you and your 
staff. Colonel, all Maryland alumni are 
pulling for you not only in your new job 
as editor but in your old one as boxing 
coach. In the latter field we sincerely hope 
you can turn out the championship teams 
we had before the war. Good luck to you 
in both fields." 


"Inclosed find my check," writes Alfred 
J. Northam, Villa Monterey, Wilmington 
278, Del. "Congratulations on 'MARY- 
LAND' and its improvement over past 
issues. I sincerely hope the paper will re- 
ceive enthusiastic response and that faculty 
and alumni will contribute to its contents." 

"Those first two issues of MARYLAND' 
were excellent and the editors are to be 
highly commended for that sort of work," 
writes Mr. James B. Gahan, 415 Anderson 
Street, Orlando. Fla., adding, "inclosed find 
my check." 

M.S. '28, husband of Gladys Miller 
'27, died on Father's Day 1946. He was 
with General Chemical at the time and 
living on Long Island. He was buried in 

News that Reuben Brigham, Maryland 
'08, Assistant Director of the Extension Serv- 
ice in the U. S. Department of Agricul- 
ture, had passed away on December 6 came 
as a shock to his many friends in Mary- 
land. Graduating in the same class with 
President H. C. Byrd and Assistant Director 
E. I. Oswald, he was active in bringing 
together members of the class for each 
home-coming and alumni affair. 

Mr. Brigham was 4-H Club leader in the 
early days of extension work in Maryland 
and later was extension editor. He went to 
the U. S. Department of Agriculture in 1917 


to take charge of producing visual and edi- 
torial materials for the use of extension 
workers in all states. In the early days of 
the AAA he was detailed to develop a re- 
gional contact division and returned to the 
Extension Service in 1937. 

Throughout his career, Mr. Brigham's 
special interest was in youth and his major 
thought in recent years was devoted to their 
problems. His last published article was 
on that subject. His death occurred in 
Chicago, where he had gone to attend the 
National 4-H Club Congress and to address 
the meeting of county agents. He made his 
home at Ashton, Maryland, where he took 
an active part in community and agricul- 
tural enterprises. 

Dr. John T. O'Mara 

Dr. John T. O'Mara, G6, secretary of the 
State Board of Medical Examiners for 22 
years, died at his home in Baltimore after 
an illness of 11 years. 

A graduate of Mount St. Joseph's Col- 
lege and of the University of Maryland 
Medical School, he served for many years 
as personal physician to Archbishop Michael 
J. Curley and was a trustee of the Baltimore 

Dr. O'Mara was a member of the Federa- 
tion of State Medical Boards, vice president 
of the Rosewood Training School and a 
member of the Board of St. Mary's Indus- 
trial School, Baltimore. 

He gave up his post with the State Medi- 
cal Board after he suffered a stroke last 

Surviving are his widow, two daughters, 
two brothers and a sister. 


"Maryland farmers who filed either esti- 
mated or final income tax returns before the 
January 15 deadline were reminded of the 
importance of keeping farm accounts," 
states Paul Walker, Professor of agricul- 
tural economics at the University of Mary- 

"These farm records may be quite sim- 
ple," he adds, "but they should contain, at 
least, the major items of receipts and ex- 
penses. It would also be well to have them 
include information necessary for figuring 
depreciation on farm property." 

Walker points out that these records are 
also useful in analyzing the farm business, 
and as a guide in planning the business 
for the next year, as well as for the filing 
of income tax returns. Simple record books 
may be obtained from the extension service 
banks, commercial farm supply concerns, 
farm cooperatives, and other agencies. 

"Depreciation allowed on farm property 
should be included as an expense in each 
year's return"; the economist stressed. "It 
is just as short-sighted not to claim de- 
preciation allowable as it would be to ignore 
the personal exemptions allowed." 

Depreciation may be figured on farm 
buildings, machinery, and livestock pur- 
chased, but a record of the purchase date 
and price is essential. Once such records 
are established on the farm report, they 
can serve as the basis for depreciation year 
after year. No depreciation is allowed on 
Land, livestock raised on the dwelling, or 
on personal property. 


Garden time is just around the corner 
according to the specialists of the Univer- 
sity of Maryland, who point out that Feb- 
ruary 2 to 8 was National Garden Planning 

People in Maryland who plant gardens 
can get two bulletins which have sugges- 
tions for them. One is called "Victory Gar- 
dens" and includes lists of the recommend- 
ed varieties with tables giving planting in- 
formation. Also included are charts show- 
ing how much of the various vegetables 
should be planted by certain size families 
and giving the recommended planting dates. 

The other bulletin is called "Food Plan." 
It has been prepared by Margaret Mc- 
Pheeters, Nutritian Specialist at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland, and it gives a moderate 
cost food plan for a Maryland farm family. 
The approximate amounts of the various 
types of food needed for each person is 
given with space provided for each family 
to figure its own requirements. 

The "Victory Garden" bulletin, No. 94 is 
available through county agent Offices and 
the "Food Plan" leaflet is available from 
tiie home demonstration agents in the 
County Extension offices. 

The specialists state that a good garden 
can provide both farm and city families 
with good supplies of high quality vege- 
tables and help them continue the present- 
day trend toward higher nutritional stand- 


Successful marketing of agricultural pro- 
ducts involves both quality production and 
satisfied consumption. 

Efficient operation and maintenance of a 
farm tractor is just one of the new prob- 
lems confronting farming. It requires a 
general understanding of the principles of 
automotive equipment. 

It has been estimated that more than 
324,000,000 is wasted annually by improper 
carburetor adjustment alone. 

Fog applicators, an outgrowth of the 
smoke generators of the last war, will soon 
be used for insect and disease control work 
in Marvland orchards. 

The cockerels in a flock of straight-run 
chicks should be sold for broilers as soon 
as possible. 

During the war years, the strong demand 
for milk and eggs caused Maryland farmers 
to keep more cows and hens, which resulted 
in an increase of 18 percent in milk and 
22 percent in eggs. 

The number of farms in Maryland was 
41,275 in 1945, a decrease of 2 percent since 
1940, but the acreage per farm increased 
2.1 percent. 

The need for more canning crops was 
met during the war by increasing the acre- 
age of snap beans by 65 percent; sweet corn 
acreage, 55 percent; and the acreage of 
tomatoes by 28 percent. 

Maryland farmers expect to spend S72.- 
670,000 for improvements to the farm plant 
and for household equipment and general 
farm services in the first two post-war 

Every farmer owes it to himself to provide 
adequate first aid materials and facilities 
to attend the frequent minor injuries in- 
curred in farm work. These materials 
should be available both in the farm home 
and at some convenient points about the 




MR. and Mrs. Charles Frederick Rech- 
ner, of Baltimore, have announced 
the engagement of their daughter, Miss 
Mary Catherine Rechner, to Mr. Walter 
Staunton Grau, USN, son of Mrs. Luther 
Townsend, also of Baltimore. Miss Rech- 
ner is a graduate of the University of 
Maryland. Mr. Grau is an instructor at the 
Service School of Command, Great Lakes, 


Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Wieland, Balti- 
more, have announced the engagement of 
their daughter, Shirleymarie, to Russell L. 
Hawes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell C. 
Hawes of Baltimore, formerly of Abbott 
Run, Cumberland, R. I. 

Miss Wieland is a graduate of Bard Avon 

Mr. Hawes attended Rhode Island Slate 
College and is now studying at the L'ni- 
versitv of Marvland, College of Agriculture. 


Announcement has been made of the 
engagement of Miss Lois E. Harrison, of 
Catonsville, daughter of Mrs. Lottie Grady 
Xuetzel and Mr. Hubert H. Harrison, to 
Mr. Raymond J. Douglas, son of Mrs. 
Robert B. Cochrane, of Woodlawn. 

Miss Harrison attended school in Catons- 
ville and was graduated from a business 
college in Baltimore. Mr. Douglas is a stu- 
dent at the University of Maryland, College 
of Engineering. 


Mrs. Joseph H. Rice, of Washington and 
Baltimore, announces the engagement of 
her daughter, Ruth Shirley, to Macy Her 
bert Meyers. 

Miss Rice was graduated from Sinai 
School of Nursing, and her fiance, son of 
Mr. ami Mrs. Max B. Meyers, is a graduate 
of University of Maryland, School of 


The engagement of Miss Natalie Sara 
Fox to Mr. Koppel Michael Jeffrey, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Louis D. Jeffrey, of Baltimore, 
has been announced by her parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Herman Fox, of Princess Anne. 
Md. Miss Fox is a senior at Goucher Col- 
lege. Mr. Jeffrey received a B.A. degree from 
the College of Arts and Science at the 
University of Maryland in 1940 and also 
graduated from its law school. 


Another engagement just made known 
is that of Miss Josephine Elizabeth Miller 
to Mr. Charles Thomas Crouch, announced 
by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver C. 
Miller. Mr. Crouch is the son of Mr. 
Winter Edwin Crouch of Easton. Md. 

Their wedding will follow the bride- 
elect's graduation from the College of Arts 
and Science at the University of Maryland 

in June. Her fiance received a B.S. degree 
from the College of Commerce, at the Uni- 
versitx of Maryland in February '47. He 
was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. 

He served four years witli the Arm) Air 


Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Thompson of 
College Park, announced the engagement 
of their daughter, Miss Mary Lewis Thomp- 
son, to Edward Earl Miller of Washington, 
son of Mrs. C. E. Miller of Sublette, Kans. 

A member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, 
Miss Thompson attends the College of Arts 
and Science at the University of Maryland. 
Mr. Miller, an alumnus of Kansas State 
College, did graduate work at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland and is now with the De- 
partment of Commerce. 

Bald-Showell 1 

Announcement was made by Mr. and 
Mrs. John Dale Showell, Jr., Washington, 
D. C, of the engagement of their daughter, 
Miss Sarah Harriet Showell, to Mr. Leroy 
Bald, son of Mrs. George Bald of Baltimore 
and the late Mr. Bald. 

Miss Showell attended Mary Baldwin Col- 
lege. She is the granddaughter of the late 
Dr. Percy Hickling, noted psychiatrist and 
District alienist for many years. 

Mr. Bald is a graduate of Colgate Uni- 
versity and now is attending the University 
of Maryland. During the war he served 
as a Captain in the United States Marine 


The engagement of Miss Nancy Elizabeth 
McComas to Mr. John J. Gerding, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy E. Gerding, of Fellow- 
ship Forest, Towson, has been announced 
by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William A. 
MiComas, of Willow avenue, Towson. The 
wedding will take place in June. Mr. Ger- 
ding is a student at University of Mary- 
land, College of Engineering. 


Mr. Thomas Scheeler, of Baltimore, has 
announced the engagement of his daugh- 
ter, Miss Marie L. Scheeler, to Mr. Salva- 
tore A. Longo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Domi- 
nic Longo, of Baltimore. The wedding 
will take place in the near future. Mr. 
Longo, who served in the Army during the 
war, attended the University of Baltimore 
and University of Maryland in Baltimore. 


Mrs. Thomas F. Garey, 3d, of Washing- 
ton, formerly of Baltimore, announced the 
engagement of her daughter, Miss Anne 
Harriman Garev . to Mr. Herbert Andrew 
Haller, son of Doctor and Mrs. Herbert L. 
J. Haller. also of Washington. 

Mr. Haller attended the University of 
North Carolina and graduated from the 
University of Maryland School of Com- 
merce Feb. 1946. He is a member of Alpha 
Tau Omega. During the war he served in 
the 2d Division of the Army in France with 
rank of lieutenant. 

Brogdon-De Loach 

Mr. and Mrs. E. K. De Loach of Colum- 
bia, S. C. announce the engagement of their 


daughter, Miss Helen Dc Loach, to Mr. 
Wallace Brogdon. 

Miss Dc Loacli received a B. S. degree 
from the College of Education in 1945 at 
the University of Maryland and now is a 
member of the faculty in the physical edu- 
cation department. She is a member of 
Kappa Delta sorority. Mr. Brogdon is a 
graduate of the University of Georgia. He 
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Brogdon 
of Uvalda, Ga., and served three years in 
the Army. 


Mr. and Mrs. Percy Stewart Crewe, of 
Distant View, Falls Church, announce the 
engagement of their daughter, Miss Bar- 
bara Stewart Crewe, to Vincent Hellweg, 
of Washington, son of Commodore J. F. 
Hellweg, U.S.N. , and Mrs. Hellweg. 

Miss Crewe is a graduate of St. Agnes 
School in Alexandria and of the Pepin 
Fashion Academy in Minneapolis. She also 
attended American University. 

Her fiance attended the University of 
Maryland in 1935-37 in the College of Arts 
and Science and during the war served with 
the 82d airborne division. 


"The engagement of Miss Lois Rose "Tufts 
to Mr. Glenn Maher is announced by Miss 
Tufts' mother. Mrs. Rose T. Tufts of Pitts- 
field, Mass. 

Mr. Maher is the son of Mrs. Edward J. 
Maher and is a graduate of Fishburne Mili- 
tary School. He served two years with the 
armed forces and at present is attending 
the University of Maryland. 


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Grigsbv of Grigs- 
by's Station, Landover, Md., announced the 
engagement of their daughter, Jane, to 
Lieut. Donald Wayne Sencenbaugh, USN. 

A member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, 
Miss Grigsby is a senior at the University 
of Maryland. The prospective bridegroom, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Max Sencenbaugh 
of Greeley, Colo., is a graduate of the 
U. S. Naval Academy and served two years 
in submarine duty in the Pacific. He holds 
the Silver Star and the Bronze Star, and is 
taking graduate work at Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology. 



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THESE Terrapins were champions — Na- 
tional Champions. We recall them in 
these pages at this time hoping this action 
will serve to inspire current and future 
Maryland athletic teams. 

Maryland's 1936 lacrosse team, from the 
standpoint of balance and all-around ex- 
cellence, generally was conceded to be one 
of the very best stick combinations ever 
produced in the colleges and one of the 
outstanding squads ever to show its wares 
in the famous old Indian pastime The 
team won the National Championship. 
Head Coach was Jack Faber, assisted by 
Al Heagv. 

It was an outfit that had power and 
polish from stem to stern, with every man 


Hart, Culp, Hammerlund, Webb, Bowie, Jimmyer, 
Downin, Ellinger, Towson, Schatfer, Mitchell, Lodge, 
Rabbitt, Kelly, Wolfe, Watson, Groff, Fietcher, 
Manager Lankford, Muncks, Minion, Maccubbin, 
Ennis, Lindsay, Christhilf, Yaeger, Brill. 

who was permitted by the rules to go down 
the field on attack being capable of dexter- 
ously firing the ball into the netting. This 
is testified to by the division of the scoring 
among so many of the Old Liners. All of 
the lacrosse writers referred to Maryland's 
o flense as a "six-man attack." 

From Jack Kelly, the alert and agile 
goalie, down to Charlie Ellinger, the in 
home and axis of the team, there was not a 
single weak spot in the outfit. Ellinger, a 
clever general and feeder, also could toss 
the rubber pellet into the goal along with 
such adept throwers as Herb Brill, John 
Christhilf, Parker Lindsay, Pierce Maccub- 
bin and others. 

It was mainly a combination — as far as 
the first team was concerned — of seniors 
and juniors. Lindsav, an unusually capable 
center, being the only sophomore to gain 
a regular berth. 

Now With R.O.T.C. 

Ed Minion now Lieutenant-Colonel in 
ROTC at Maryland), defense, and Walter 
Webb and George Schaffer, attack, played 
their final lacrosse for the Terps in '36. 

Doubtless the three strongest teams that 
Maryland played all season were Baltimore 
Athletic Club, Mount Washington Club and 
the Naval Academy. Both of the club teams 
are made up mainlv of former college 
lacrosse stars, many of them Ail-Americans 
in their student days and offer a tremen- 
dous problem for am collegiate outfit. 

The Terps carried off the honors in the 
tilts with B.A.C. and the Navy, but lost 
out by a single goal margin to the terrific 
and star-studded Mount Washington aggre- 
gation in a game in which Maryland, after 
a jittery start, appeared to be the superior 



Head Coach. 

combination. In fact, after trailing 4 to 7 
at intermission, the Terps came back to 
outplay their more experienced rivals in 
the second half four goals to two, only to 
lose out by 8 to 9. It was a great game 
of lacrosse and to hold the clubmen to such 
a close count was a noteworthy feat. 

Another greatly prized victory was the 
9 to triumph scored over St. John's, 
Maryland's old rival which has proved a 
thorn in the side of the Terps on the 
lacrosse field in recent years. It is excep- 
tional in modern lacrosse for a team to be 
blanked, especially an outfit of the caliber 
of the Johnnies, who later took the measure 
of a strong West Point ten. 

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THE disturbing haze surrounding the 
University of Maryland's football future 
was dispelled when Big Jim Tatum, former 
Oklahoma mentor, arrived at College Park 
to take over as head football coach and di- 
rector of athletics. 

A shuffle in the entire varsity football 
setup was foreseen. 

Thus far Tatum's assistants include Wal- 
ter Driskill, a former line coach at Color- 
ado. George Barclay, who held the same 
position at Dartmouth, and Bill Meek, 
former Tennessee star and coach of army 

Has Definite Ideas 

Reports that the 1947 Maryland eleven 
may not play out of the "T" formation 
were more or less substantiated by Tatum. 
The former University of North Carolina 
tackle stated that he worked exclusively 
with the "single wing back" before the war 
and was first introduced to the "T" while 
in the Navy. 

Further, the new mentor expressed the 
opinion that the "T" can only be worked 
successfully with the proper quarterback 
material and that this angle will come 
under surveillance during spring practice. 
(At Oklahoma Tatum used a "T" varia- 

He, however, will use the "T" at the 
opening of spring training which began 
last month. 

"My idea of a football schedule," said 
Tatum, "is to play nothing but comparable 
opponents. One of my main objectives 
here will be to build up the 
playing schedules." 

Tatum remarked that football 
schedules are usually planned 
three years in advance and that 
Maryland will not immediately 
be able to schedule every op- 
ponent it wants. 

But already the big fellow has 
made quite some progress 
toward improvement of the Old 
Liners' schedule and more im- 
provement should show for the 
vear after the coming schedule. 

"We can only have as good 
a football team as the Admin- 
istration, the Alumni, the 
faculty, and the student body 
want," declared Tatum. "Ninety 
per cent of a football game is 
mental attitude and a support- 
ing student body creates the 
team attitude." 

Tatum aims to whip up a 
"good" student spirit. He feels ". 
that the University should field 
a team in every intercollegiate 

Undefeated Delaware and 
three other "Bowl" teams 
are on Terrapins' 1947 
Football Schedule 

Terming basketball the "leading specta- 
tor sport." Tatum foresaw crowds of from 
10 to 12 thousand providing the University 
had adequate facilities to handle the crowds. 

Many see in the new arrangements the 
dawning of a "golden era" in Maryland 
athletics. Tatum admits that the post offers 
many possibilities for the future of the 

Although Tatum's position as Athletic 
Director will take much of his time, it is 
understood that he will devote most of his 
efforts to shaping up the '47 squad until 
everything is running smoothly in that 

He will then gradually assume other 
responsibilities from Dean Geary Eppley, 
who has been Director of Athletics. 

Was Outstanding Tackle 

When relieved of his athletic assignments, 
Dean Epplev will devote full time to his 
position as Dean of Men and Director of 
Student Activities. 

Coach Tatum was one of the Southern 
Conference's outstanding tackles during 
1032-34 when he played for the University 
of North Carolina. He has been tied up 
with football for the past 12 years. 

The first five years he spent as assistant 
coach to Carl Snavely at Cornell, also 
handling the baseball team there. 

The year 1940 saw Tatum back at North 
Carolina as assistant coach, and in 1942 
he was elevated to the head coaching posi- 
tion. Entering the Navy in the fall of 
that same year, he joined the coaching 
staff of the powerful Iowa Pre-Flight eleven 
in 1943. 

In 1945 he became head coach of the 
Jacksonville Naval Air Station aggregation. 
After the close of the war Tatum signed 
a three-year contract as head coach of 

Completing only one year at that institu- 
tion, he was released at his request to come 
to Maryland. 

Likes Those Steaks 

A recent story about Coach Tatum in- 
cluded: "A 6-foot 3-incher of some 240 
pounds, the 33-year-old mentor is noted 
for his hearty appetite and he also likes to 
see his players well fed. At breakfast on 
the day of a game the menu invariably 
consists of thick steaks and potatoes, with 
cereals and fruit juices for those of his 
players who can put it away like the coach." 

Tatum's Varsity coaching record is as 

Year School W. L. T. 

1942 North Carolina 5 2 2 

1945 Jacksonville Naval 9 2 

1946 Oklahoma 8 3 

('Gator Bowl, defeated North Carolina 

State, 37-13) 

At least one undefeated team 
will be on Maryland's 1947 foot- 
ball schedule, that being the 
University of Delaware, which 
holds a 25-game winning streak. 

The game is listed to take 
place at College Park on Octo- 
ber 4th. 

The games listed against Dela- 
ware and Richmond will take 
place on Friday nights. 

A ten game schedule is the 
plan of Coach Tatum. 

North Carolina is on the 
schedule for November 15th, 
here, and Duquesne will be 
played at Pittsburg, Nov. 8 

Vanderbilt will be played in 
Nashville on November 22nd 
and, the following year, Vandy 
will meet the Terps at home. 

Maryland's gridiron slate lists 
only five of last year's rivals, and 
it happens that four of these 
teams engaged in "bowl" games 
on New Year's Day. 


One of these, North Carolina State, was 
defeated by Oklahoma (Tatum-coached). 
34-13, in the 'Gator Bowl, Jacksonville. 

The other three "bowl" teams to be en- 
countered by the Old Liners are Delaware, 
which trimmed Rollins College, 21-7, in 
the Cigar Bowl; Virginia Poly, which lost 
to Cincinnati, 18-6, in the Sun Bowl, and 
North Carolina, beaten 20-10, by Georgia 
in the Sugar Bowl. 

The fifth team being held over from 
last season is South Carolina, while missing 
from the schedule will be Bainbridge Naval, 
William and Mary, Washington and Lee 
and Michigan State. 

New teams on the program other than 
Delaware (which has been tied once in 
31 games, including its bowl test, and un- 
lieaten since 1940), are Duke and West Vir- 
ginia. The schedule: 

September 27 — South Carolina, away. 

October 4 — Delaware, at home. 

October 11 — Richmond, at home. 

October 18 — Duke, away. 

October 25 — Virginia Poly, away. 

November 1 — West Virginia, at home. 

November 8 — Duquesne. away. 

November 15 — North Carolina, here. 

November 22 — Vanderbilt, away. 

November 29 — North Carolina State, at home. 

It is probable that the Richmond game, 
now set for a Saturday, will be played 
on Friday night, October 10, in order not 
to conflict with the Navy-Duke game here 
at the Stadium on October 11. Maryland's 
game with North Carolina also is booked 
at College Park on the same day Navy 
meets Georgia Tech here, but in this one 
the Tars and Terps will have to vie for 

Authorization has been given the con- 
struction of a massive new football stadium 
to be completed by the football season of 
1948. Plans for the structure are now being 
drawn up by architects. The building will 
be located in the area east of Byrd Stadium. 


Jim Tatum, new 33-year-old head foot- 
ball coach and athletic director, a sketch of 
whom appears in this issue, has picked him- 
self some youthful and capable assistants 
in Walter Driskill, George Barclay and Bill 
Meek. Barclay is 35, Driskill is the same age 
as Tatum and Meek, the baby of the 
quartet, is only 26. This gives 'an average 
age for the four of 31 ^4 years. 

Driskill, who came with Tatum from 
Oklahoma, has been an ambitious student 
and able Naval officer during the war along 
with his grid activities. In fact, until he 
went into the service, studies and athletics 
went hand and hand with him. 

Is Native Of Texas 

Born in Temple, Texas, on September 
20, 1913, Driskill attended high school at 
Lockhart in the Lone Star State where he 
played football, basketball and baseball, be- 
fore going to the University of Colorado 
in 1932. A history major, he played tackle 
for the Bualoes for three years before 
getting his B.A. in 1936. 

While assistant coach at his Alma Mater 
from 1936 to 1940, he continued his studies 
and earned an M.A. degree in Chinese 
History. The 1938 Colorado eleven, which 
he helped coach and on which the famous 
Whizzer White played, opposed Rice in the 
Cotton Bowl but lost, 28-14. 

Driskill went to Wyoming University as 
assistant football coach in 1941 and while 
there continued his studies for a doctorate. 


At the right is Jim Tatum, University of Maryland's new head football coach. Seated at the left is George 

Barclay, assistant coach, and sighting in over the top is Assistant Coach Walter Driskill. The insert, 

upper right, shows Bill Meek, assistant coach. 

Has Many Navy Decorations 

He went into the Navy in 1942 and 
served until late in 1945. His first assign- 
ment in the Navy was at the Academic 
Desk in the Preflight Office under Lieut. 
Comdr. Tom Hamilton (now captain and 
head football coach at the Naval Academy) 
where he remained from April, 1942. until 
October, 1943. 

Driskill then saw some strenuous service 
on the U.S.S. Wasp from October, 1943, 
to June, 1945, as assistant first lieutenant, 
assistant damage control officer and acting- 
first lieutenant. He completed his Navy 
career as supervisor of the sports program 
at Georgia Preflight School from June to 
October, 1945. 

His Navy decorations include American 
Theater, Asiatic and Pacific Theater with 
nine stars, Philippine Liberation, two stars: 
Bronze Star Medal, Gold Star in lieu of 
second Bronze Star Medal, Navy Unit Cita- 
tion and Victory Medal. 

Driskill, who is married and has a 3\/ 2 
year old daughter, was assistant to Jim 
Tatum, Maryland's new head coach and 
athletic director, at Oklahoma during the 
1946 season. 

Barclay Was All-America 

Barclay left a job as line coach at Dart- 
mouth to come to Maryland. He was the 
first all-America choice in the history of the 
University of North Carolina where he 
played guard in 1932. 1933 and 1934 and 
was a team-mate of Tatum during those 

Like Tatum and Driskill Barclay served 
in the physical and military training pro- 
gram for naval aviation in 1943. 1944 and 

After graduating from North Carolina, 
Barclay became an assistant coach at 
V. M. I. in 1936 and returned to help 
at his alma mater in 1937, 1938 and 1939. 

In 1940 he moved to Dartmouth, where 
he served until entering the Navy. He 
returned to Dartmouth last year. While 
in the Navy he coached at the Georgia 
Pre-Flight School and under Tatum at the 
Jacksonville Naval Air Station. 

He was scholastic star at Har-Brack High 
School, Pittsburgh, before matriculating at 
North Carolina. He is married and the 
father of two girls. 

Meek Stars For Tennessee 

Meek was a star quarterback at Ten- 
nessee in 1940, 1941 and 1942. He was 
a captain in the Army for four years after 
leaving Tennessee and tutored the 4th Army 
football and baseball teams at Fort Ben- 
ning during this period and last fall turned 
out the national championship service out- 
fit. Two bad knees, football legacies, kept 
him from overseas duty. 

He played for Tennessee on two Sugar 
Bowl teams, the outfit of 1940, which lost 
to Boston College, 13-19, and the 1942 
eleven which beat Tulsa, 14-7. 

Meek was born in Waterbury, but his 
parents moved to Birmingham, Ala., when 
he was a youngster. He attended West 
End High School of that city, where he 
took part in football, basketball, baseball 
and track. He entered Tennessee in the 
spring of 1939 and was graduated four 
vears later. 

Among his players for two years on 
the 4th Infantry team was Tommy Mont. 
Maryland ace quarterback before the war 
and in 1946. Meek is married and has 
two young sons. 



Catholic University 

A team handicapped by four substitu- 
tions won for the University of Maryland 
over a tough and heavy Catholic Univer- 
sity boxing squad. It was a great win before 
a turn-away crowd and reflected great credit 
upon four Maryland substitutes who turned 
in sterling performances against superior 

In the 125 pound class little Danny 
McLaughlin was breezing to a sure win 
o\er Catholic University's much heavier 
Tom Cronin when Danny sustained a cut 
eye in the first round. Tiny Danny sub- 
stituted for Al Salkowski who has been ill. 
Under intercollegiate rules it was called a 
draw and that was CUA's first break of a 
meet in which the visitors got all the breaks, 
admitted it very graciously and had no 
kick coming. 

At 130 Andy Quattrocchi, Maryland's 
dynamic puncher, came in against hefty 
Tom Arnold who had trained down to meet 
the limit. Arnold was big. strong and 
game. He shook Andy up with several 
solid punches but Quattrocchi was right 
there with harder punches of his own. 
In the second, after a smashing right to the 
jaw, Andy landed a left hook that caused 
a cut over Arnold's eye. Since Quattrocchi 
was well ahead on points he won the TKO 
decision there. Under collegiate rules a cut 
eve or similar facial laceration in round one 
is a draw. If sustained after round one the 
contestant ahead on points gets the green 
light. This Quattrocchi's punches fairlv 
whistle while they work and when they 
land its a case of "Open dhe doah, Rich- 

At 135 little Davev Lewis, who has been 
boxing as low as 125, took the place of 
classy Danny Smith against Cal Nisson, 
who had been dried out from the 145 pound 
class. Davey. a game, aggressive beginner 
who is going to be a very good ringman 
with more schooling, tied in the first round, 
won the second on courageous aggressive- 
ness and barely lost out when he tired 
against his rugged opponent toward the 
end of the third. On two of the officials' 
slips Davey lost bv only one point and 
that's anybodv's fight. The other slip called 
it a draw. 

At 145 CUA had Billy Groves, strong, 
husky and experienced and a great puncher, 
who, schooled by his father, a good pro- 
fessional, has been boxing for years. 

Due to the illness of Tommy Maloney 
and the absence of Billy Greer, Maryland 
used newcomer Johnny Albarano against 
Groves. Albarano is, very shortly, going to 
be a pretty darned good mitman. All he 
needs is schooling to back up his excellent 
physical condition. This was his second 
bout and he has been trying out for boxing 
only a few months. On paper he hardly 
belonged in the same ring with Grovev 
Albarano lost the first two rounds by stay- 
ing away, moving and jabbing. Groves 
nailed Johnny with Sunday punches but 
the well conditioned Terp never blinked 
an eve and kept on coming. In the third 
he opened up with a Garrison finish thai 
took the play away from Groves and also 
took the round by a big margin. Here was 
a great moral victory for a green kid who 
is going places by the right process of try- 
ing all the time and staying in great shape. 

In that third Albarano landed all over 
Groves. On two slips he lost by only one 
point. On the other it was called a winner. 
That's calling 'em mighty close and was 
really a great upset. 

At 155 Maryland's classy Ed Rieder had 
entirely too much artillery for CU's game 
Tom Moody. Every punch Moody tossed 
was met by smashing counterpunches fired 
l>\ the Terp and in less than a round it was 
halted to save the reeling and badly beaten 

At 165 Bob Gregson, Maryland, turned in 
a masterful bit of boxing and footwork to 
easily decision game Hugh McDonald, CUA 
lad who had trained down from 175. Mac 
was game, aggressive and willing but was 
in for a sweet scented boxing lesson all 
the way. Gregson took all three rounds 
on all three score cards. 

At 175 Bob Hafer, Maryland, substituted 
for Kennv Malone when the latter had to 
move up to the heavy division due to the 
absence of Arnold Gibbs. Hafer, like Alba- 
rano and Lewis, is a beginner, game, will- 
ing and anxious to learn. He's learning 
fast as he proved against CUA's Hermino 
I'oblette, a mighty good boy- It was nip 
and tuck all the way and the third one 
of the night that was almost too close to 
call. A very good scrap with two slips read- 
ing "CUA" and one reading "Maryland." 

With the meet tied and the audience 
tense, CUA put in big Bernie Cody, tall 
and over 200. Maryland sent in 175 pound 
Kennv Malone to carry the load. Kenny, 
who takes the job of representing Maryland 
seriouslv. remarked, "I'll give it all I have." 
He took every* round from the big fellow 
in the opposite corner, banged him with left 
and right hooks to the body and smashing 
hooks and overhand rights to the chin. 
He staggered Cody repeatedly. It was a tre- 
mendous melee with the Terp always ahead. 
The decision yvas unanimous by a wide 

Referee was Rav Gadsbv. Villanova and 
Naval Academy. Judges yvere Ray Boyven. 
of Washington and Eddie Leonard of Balti- 
more. Timekeeper yvas Professor George D. 
Quigley with Ted Stell as announcer. 

A great win for a great team. Head 
Coach Heinie Miller commented. "This 
noon we would have settled for a draw, 
y\'e yvere that badly handicapped. Noyv 
all we can say is that we're mighty proud 
of this fine team. Boxing looks good here 
for this year and the next. I have two fine 
assistant coaches in Fausto Rubini and 
Frank Cronin plus a lot of help from New- 
ton Cox. The boxers are wonderful to 
handle. They improve with each show and 
carry out instructions. Its a real pleasure 
lo be with them." 

Note that all three split decisions went to 
the visitors. Maryland hands out no 

South Carolina 

Maryland's ringmasters struck a tough 
and rugged group at Columbia, S. C, in 
the South Carolina Gamecocks boxing team. 
Maryland yvon, 5 to 3. 

At 125, back in form, Maryland's Al 
Salkoyvski gave a truly masterful exhibi- 
tion of on balance counter punch boxing, 
punctuated yvith two clean knockdowns to 
take the unanimous decision from Johnny 
Dayves, a game and yvilling performer from 
South Carolina. 

Lightning struck again in the 130 pound 
class yvhen flashy Andy Quattrocchi loosed 
two right hand thunderbolts that only half 
the audience saw. It happened early in 
round one. The dynamic punches of the 
flashy Marylander layed out Ray White, 
of South Carolina in real short order. 

Danny Smith, Maryland's courageous lit- 
tle 135 pounder, again caught a tartar in 
rugged Tommy Watson. It was nip and 
tuck for two innings yvith clean, hard 
punching on both sides. In the third 
Smith began to solve Watson's wider hooks 
by stepping inside of them and rifling 
straight right hands "doyvn the slot." That 
tore it. The decision in favor of Smithy 
yvas unanimous. It was a hard one to win. 
He had to be RIGHT to do it. 

At 145 South Carolina had Ray Avant, 
a smart and highly rated fighter who has 
boxed as far away as Honolulu. He had 
plenty of everything on Maryland's new- 
comer, Johnny Albarano, in there for only 
his third time. This was one of those 
things where you could write your own 
ticket on Avant at any odds, except that 
Albarano is coming fast and is always 
in grade XXX condition. He stayed right 
in there with the flashy Avant. The latter 
pulled out of it only by a couple of points 
on two billets yvhile one judge yvrote it for 
Albie. If the tyvo ever meet again don't 
sell Johny Albarano short. In fact don't 
EVER sell him short no matter who is in 
the other corner. 

At 155 Maryland's dynamic Eddie Rieder 
again moved out to counter punch it out 
yvith Hank Cannon. The first round was 
a small yvar with the Terrapin neatly ahead 
on points. All punches were for Sunday 
and w'ith whiskers on them. In the second 
Rieder dumped Cannon three times in a 
royv and some kind soul from the South 
Carolina corner tossed in the Turkish em- 
broidery because our Eddie was really get- 
ting to their boy. 

At 165 The Terrapin's classy Bob Greg- 
son picked up a hot potato in southpaw 
Bob Wilson. It yvas a great go for three 
rounds and one of those things that could 
have gone either yvay and should, it seemed, 
have been called even. Gregson, yvith just 
a little more attention to footwork, might 
have aced out ahead but he elected to 
punch it out with Wilson who was no 
man's patsy yvhen it came to that put and 
take business. Wilson yvon. 

At 175 Maryland sent in Bob Hafer. 
Kennv Malone could have gone here since 
he was down to that weight and South 
Carolina elected to forfeit the heavy bout, 
but it wouldn't have been any too fair for 
Hafer who trained for it and made the 
trip. So Coach Heinie Miller took a chance 
yvith Hafer and Bob was not quite good 
enough to yvin over Tommy Spann, of 
South Carolina. But after all a game kid, 
standing by, willing to go "on call," rates 
a chance, if possible, to get his letter. 

The officials were Orville Rogers, former 
Citadel heavyyveight and Conference Cham- 
pion Claude Sapp, former North Carolina 


welterweight star; Claude Cappleman, 
former Presbyterian heavyweight luminary. 
Rogers was a Major in the army, Sapp a 
Lieutenant Commander in the Navy, Cap- 
pleman a Major in the Marine Corps. 
Coach Lofton, for South Carolina, himself 
a former Major in the Marines, forgot to 
let our side know, however, that all three 
officials are currently law students at the 
University of South Carolina, Maryland's 
opponents. All three were o.k. and did a 
fine job. 

North Carolina 

Handicapped by the absence of Danny 
Smith, 135, in Texas visiting his sick mother, 
Maryland's boxing team journeved to North 
Carolina to take the measure of Coach Mike 
Ronman's Tar Heels, 6 to 2. All of Caro- 
lina's points were gained by four draw deci- 
sions and there were quite some few people 
about the ring who thought all four of the 
draws should have been written for Mary- 

It was necessary to juggle the line-up and 
only two of Maryland's men, Ed Rieder and 
Bob Hafer, were not outweighed by one 
full class. 

In the 125 pound opener 117 pound 
Danny McLaughlin doled out another of 
his boxing lessons to take the nod over Bill 
Sumas of the Tar Heels. 

At 130 Al Salkowski, moved up from 125, 
boxed as he pleased against Charles Lam- 
beth. It looked like another Maryland win 
but the thing came up a draw. 

At 135 Andy Quattrocchi, soporific sock- 
ologist, moved up from 130 to take good 
care of Conway Rose, game, stocky and 
willing Tarheel. Rose and Quattrocchi were 
hospital corpsmen in the Navy together, 
serving with Marines. They swapped night 
watches and played cards with each other. 
But this was something else again. After 
flooring Rose in round one and going 
through some hectic milling from then on, 
Andy finally layed it in there right on the 
button. Rose stiffened like a board and 
pitched forward on his face, as dead as last 
year's corn shucks. This boy Andy really 
belts, but convincingly. 

At 145 Johnny Albarano was in there 
with a pretty good boy in Charles Norton. 
Norton had the lead for two rounds but in 
the third, Albarano, a model of perfect 
physical condition, turned on the heat and 
let the barrage fly from all angles. The 
referee stopped it with Norton tired and 
all in, both arms dangling. T.K.O. in three. 

Eddie Rieder, Maryland's smashing 155 
pounder, picked up a live wire in Dick 
Young, of the Tar Heels. Young has been 
hanging everything over and is a seasoned, 
experienced fighter. He won the Texas and 
Carol inas Golden Gloves and, during the 
war, put in a lot of time boxing with 
World's Middleweight Champion Tony 
Zale. All of which meant little to Rieder. 
He landed the better punches and forced 
the fighting. Many thought Rieder had 
clearly won. It came up even again. 

At 165 North Carolina forfeited to Mary- 
land's Bob Gregson. The Tarheels' entry 
could not make the weight. 

At 175 Maryland's Bob Hafer, still a bit 
too good natured for the boxing business, 
seemed to have the better of a rugged melee 
with Bill Bragaw. This one too came up 

50 50. 

In the heavyweight class Maryland's Ken 
Malone, 1751/2, took on Carolina's 220 pound 
Bill Spiegel. This one came up even too 
and seemed to be away off the beam. Kenny 
outboxed the big fellow and was much sur- 
prised to note that he pulled up with only 
a draw nod. 

There were no judges. Al Mann, former 
Duke University boxer, was the referee. It 
was noted after the North Carolina meet 
that no Maryland boxer has been knocked 
down this year and that all knockdowns 
and knockouts thus far have been scored 
by the Terrapins. 

The reaction at North Carolina was "How 
in the world did you people ever lose to 
Virginia?" We can't answer that one either. 



Navy's basketball team picked the coldest 
clay of the year to cool out Maryland's 
hot basketball team and did so emphatically, 

Navy ran the Terps ragged in taking 
the one-sided victory and shattered Mary- 
land's five-game wining streak and estab- 
lished the Middies' record at 7 wins in eight 

Making up in skill and aggressiveness 
what they spotted the Terps in size, the 
Middies shattered the myth of Maryland 
power. The victory came by way of revenge 
for Navy's only defeat at George Washing- 
ton's hands two weeks ago. G. W. was 
later beaten by Maryland. 

Captain Ken Shugart provided most of 
the momentum in Navy's victory, slipping 
in 14 points, and setting up the bulk of 
the plays. Shugart teamed with Forward 
Jack Robbins in harassing Maryland's im- 
potent offense, and the wiry little pair ran 
circles around their visitors. 

Navy's superiority was evident in both 
periods. The Middies commanded a 27-14 
advantage at the midway mark and con- 
tinued their runaway throughout the game. 

The Terps simply were not in the ball 
game. Bill Brown managed for ten points, 
but he fouled out midway in the second 
half, and what little joy the handful of 
Maryland rooters had experienced went 
with him. 

Waldrop, snagging rebound after rebound, 
and Don Dick contributed more than their 
share to the Navy cause. Waldrop sank ten 
points, and Dick, nine to trail Shugart in 
the scoring. 

North Carolina 

Fighting off a last-minute drive by the 
powerful University of North Carolina 
basketball team, the University of Maryland 
dribblers came through with a surprise vic- 
tory over the Tarheels, 61 — 57. 

Carolina, a distinct favorite in the ball 
game found in Maryland a rejuvenated out- 
fit over the one which lost to Navy a few 
days previously on Navy's small court. 

The Maryland boys were hot and there 
simply was no stopping them as Tommy 
Mont, Johnny Shumate, Johnny Edwards, 
and Bill Brown combined to send 4,000 
Maryland rooters into hysteria with their 
sensational shooting. 

Maryland grabbed the lead from the 
opening whistle and never relinquished it. 


but the Old Liners were hard pressed, espe- 
cially in the last five minutes of play when 
North Carolina came within four points 
of overhauling the Terps at 53 — 49. 

The Carolina attack was sparked all the 
way by its big center, Johnny Dillon, who 
scored 19 points and by Bob Paxton, sharp- 
shooting forward, who chalked up 14 
points. But neither of these worthies could 
break through the Maryland defense in 
the first half. 

The Old Liners held a nine-point advan- 
tage at half time, 33 — 24. 

The two teams really got warmed up in 
the second session,, but Maryland was al- 
ways in command. With the score at 53 — 49 
in the Old Liners' favor, and Carolina press- 
ing, a pair of quick goals under the basket 
by Tom Mont clinched the ball game for 
Maryland. Only two minutes remained to 
be played and Carolina tried desperately to 
come from behind all to no avail. 

Maryland's floor game bewildered the 
Tarheels. Inability of the North Carolina 
outfit to bottle up the four Maryland high 
scorers resulted in a disastrous defeat for 
them and an outstanding triumph for 

Washington & Lee 

Maryland's basketball team staged a scor- 
ing splurge in the late moments of what 
had been a close contest to chalk up their 
second victory of the season over a hard- 
fighting Washington & Lee quint 59 — 50. 

The lead changed hands nine times in 
the first half, but the Generals managed 
to take a 24 — 21 lead going into the rest 
period. The second semester was only 
three minutes old when Maryland regained 
the lead only to lose it again with only a 
little over four minutes remaining in the 
see-saw battle. 

It was then that Maryland put on their 
steaming finish and rung up 13 points to 
jump into a long lead as the Generals 
were getting only four points. Washington 
and Lee added two more floor goals in 
the waning moments, but they were only 
consolation points as the ball game was 
already over. 

The victory moved Maryland up to third 
place in the Southern Conference behind 
Duke and North Carolina and gave the 
Terps six loop victories in eight starts. 
It also assured the Old Liners of an 
invitation to the Southern Conference 
tournament scheduled next month at Dur- 

Victor Turyn, the Terp football quarter- 
back, was the big gun of the Maryland 
attack registering 15 points despite the fact 
that he played less than half the contest. 
The slim, wiry West Virginian dunked 
seven times from the floor and made good 
his lone try from the foul stripe. 


"Our team is red hot!" just about tells 
the storv of Coach Burton Shipley's Terra- 
pin basketeers as thev rolled up another 
win, this time over Georgetown, 55 to 49. 

Georgetown's stubborn defense held 
Maryland's high scoring Bill Brown and 
Tommy Mont to one basket each, but Vic 
Turyn came through with a 17-point per- 
formance to spark the Terp offense and 
head both teams in scoring. 

The Hoyas outscored the Terps, 21 bas- 
kets to 15, from the floor, but were out- 
gunned by 25 free tosses as compared to the 
seven they were able to net. 

Referees Moskowitz and Shirley called a 
total of 45 fouls, 26 against Georgetown 
and 19 against Maryland. 

Maryland got off to a 2 — lead on a 
pair of free throws by Turyn at the start 
and worked up a 15 — 4 advantage before the 
Hoyas began to make any kind of a show- 
ing. At half-time the Terps still led by 26 

Georgetown came back strong from the 
intermission to pull up within one point of 
the Old Liners at 32—31 and matched the 
Terps basket for basket until two straight 
tallies by Turyn shot the hosts to a 42 — 37 

Maryland pulled well to the front at 
53 — 43, but Georgetown struck back with a 
pair of goals by Brown and another by 
Leddy before Monf whipped in the game's 
final counter for Maryland. 



Johnny Albarano, twice a last minute 
substitute at 145 with the boxing team is 
the first fellow into the gymn and the last 
fellow out. When he's through boxing he 
punches the bag and skips the rope and, 
most days, he sweeps out the gymn. Johnny 
works in the dining hall and. on the day of 
the C. U. A. bouts insisted on doing his 
dining hall work because he "did not want 
anybody else doing my job." His great 
physical condition and determination figures 
to send him places in any sport he studies 
hard enough. 


The University of Maryland won a seven- 
school rifle meet in New York City on the 
City College of New York range with a 
1,386 point total. 

New York U. was second with 1,341, 
trailed by Columbia and the hosts with 
1,321 each, Brooklyn Poly, 1,296; Fordham, 
1,292 and Cooper Union, 1,136. 

Arthur Cook, Maryland's National Junior 
champion, led the scorers with 287 out of 
a possible 300. 

Maryland scores: 

Prone Kneeling Standing 

Cook 99 96 92 287 

Briguglio .98 97 81 276 

Decker 95 93 89 277 

Bowling ... 99 93 83 275 

Waters ... 98 91 82 271 







Under the leadership of William E. ("Solly") 

Krouse, above, Head Wrestlinq Coach attached to 

the Physical Education Department, wrestling has 

been resumed at the University of Maryland. 


Coached by big Solly Krause, Maryland — 
and in a hurry not unlike the manner in 
which Doyle Royal put over tennis and 
soccer — wrestling is back on the University 
of Maryland athletic schedule. 

The Terp matmen lost to North Caro- 
lina State 25 to II, won from Loyola 25 to 
11 and dropped a close one to Washington 
and Lee, 17 to 11. 

Moving into their fourth match of the 
season the following wrestlers in the Old 
Liners' lineup were undefeated; Reds Mar- 
schak, 175; Bob Gamble 136; John Gur- 
ney 145; Blake Lowe 136; Ed Wilson 165. 

Virginia Military Institute took six of 
eight matches to defeat the Maryland 
wrestling team, 26-8, in a Southern Con- 
ference meet. 

The Terrapin grapplers won both of the 
matches in the two heaviest weights, Elmer 
Bright scoring a fall over Tom Phillips in 
the unlimited class, while Marscheck, Free 
State 175-pounder, defeated Granger, 12 
to 7. 


Little Danny McLaughlin, Maryland 117 
pounder who boxes and wins at 125, was 
greatly disappointed when his bout with 
Tom Cronin, C.U.A., was halted in round 
one due to a cut eye sustained by Danny. 
Worried because he hadn't gotten enough 
exercise, Danny, after the bouts, donned a 
sweat suit and, up until midnight, did an 
hour's road work. 


During the ceremonies incident to the 
recent West Point-Maryland boxing meet, 
Judge William P. Cole, Jr., Chairman of 
Maryland's Board of Regents, on behalf of 
the University, presented to Army's Coach 
Bill Cavanagh a plaque emblematic of 
Billy's many years of work in the interest 
of college boxing. Upon returning to West 
Point Coach Cavanagh wrote: 

"May I take this opportunity to privately 
express my appreciation for your recent 
thoughtf ulness and kindness. 

"Upon my return to West Point, I 
proudly showed your gift to Lt. General 


Taylor, the Superintendent of the U. S. 
Military Academy, to Colonel Jones, the 
Graduate Manager of Athletics and to Lt. 
Colonel Greene, the Master of the Sword. 
They were agreeably surprised and thought 
it a wonderful gesture on the part of your 

"I shall keep the gift as a special re- 
membrance of the fine relationship that has 
existed between the University of Maryland 
and the U. S. Military Academy and shall 
treasure it, because of the sentiment so 
adequately inscribed upon it." 

"These Terrapins Were Champions!" 

(Concluded from page 33) 

However, the big thrill of the campaign 
came in the game with the Navy attackmen 
at Annapolis when the Navy was con- 
quered by a 7 to 2 count. It was a torrid 
battle, fought out under a glaring sun and 
the Old Liners had to show real class to 
gain the upper-hand by such a margin. 

The game was the high spot of the sea- 
son from the standpoint of attendance, as 
fully 6,000 persons withstood the heat to 
witness the annual struggle. The play 
throughout was just about as hot as the 
day and every point that came Maryland's 
way was fully earned. 

Few, if any contests, in any sport are 
as spiritedly played as was this one be- 
tween the Middies and Terps on the lacrosse 
field. The 1936 title carried more dash 
than usual, although the play was sports- 
manlike at all times. 

Maryland's 1936 schedule was the tough- 
est tackled by any outfit in the country. 
In fact, it was the only list that contained 
all the big teams of the State, the hot-bed 
of the stick-wielding sport. 

It might also be pointed out that two of 
the big guns of the Mount Washington 
Club were former Old Line stars, Fred 
Stieber. high scoring in home, and Nor- 
wood Sothoron, who was equally as good 
at center or in a defense position. 





Season's Scores 

U. of M 

Harvard 15 

Alumni 15 

Baltimore A.C 9 

St. John's 9 

Mount Washington Club 8 

Naval Academy 7 

Rutgers 8 

Johns Hopkins 9 

Penn State 9 

1936 Lacrosse Squad 

Name Position From 

John Kelly Goal Baltimore 

John Muncks Goal Baltimore 

Louis Ennis Point L. Branch. N. 

Jim Hart Cover Point Baltimore 

Oden Bowie Defense Mitchellville 

Ike Rabbitt Defense Washington 

Charlie Yaeger Defen~e Baltimore 

Ed Minion Defense Newark 

Bill Towson Defense Baltimore 

Jack Downin Defen e Baltimore 

Bill Wolfe Defen e Altoona, Pa. 

Harvey Cooke Defen e Washington 

Robert Walton Defense Ch. Chase 

Herbert Brill Attack Baltimore 

Pierce Maccubbin Attack Baltimore 

George Watson Attack Towson 

Bill Griff Attack Reisterstown 

Walter Webb Attack Vienna 

George Schaffer Attack Towson 

Bob Hammerlund Attack Washington 

Bill Mitchell Attack Baltimore 

Parker Lindsay Center Baltimore 

John Christhilf Out Home Baltimore 

Charlie Ellinger In Home Baltimore 


SI drivin' a team headin' thataway. Josh 
drivin' a team headin' t'other way. 

"Mawin, Si." 

"Mawnin, Josh." 

"What did y' give y'r hoss f'r the heaves 
that time?" 


"Bye, Si." 

"Bye, Josh." 



(Next day, same situation. Same place.) 

"Mawin, Si." 

"Mawnin, Josh." 

"Say, wot was that y' gave y'r hoss f'r 
the heaves that time?" 


"Killed mine." 

"Mine too." 

"Bye, Si." 

"Bye, Josh." 



A farmer and his wife, firm believers in 
reincarnation, had made a pact that the 
first one to die would strive to communi- 
cate with the other. Six months after the 
husband died, the widow was overjoyed 
to hear him speaking to her, but she soon 
became annoyed as he persisted in describ- 
ing the beauty of a cow. 

"Gracious me," said the exasperated 
wife, "here I am dying to know the secrets 
of reincarnation and you keep talking to 
me about a fool cow." 

"Oh," said the dead husband. "I forgot 
to tell you that I am now a bull in Mon- 

Breathes there a stude with a soul so dead 
Who never to himself hath said: 
"To heck with class, I'll stay in bed!" 

The stork is one of the mystics 

And inhabits a number of districts. 

It doesn't have plumes 

Or sing any tunes, 

But gives out with vital statistics. 

r<-)e yanks' 


"Will this letter go all right?" 
The address: Sears Roebuck & Co., Chi- 
cago, Philadelphia, Washington, Dallas, 

Said one Eastern Shore strawberry to 
another, "If we hadn't been found in the 
same bed we wouldn't be in this jam." 

Lady, "Did you see that pile of wood in 
the yard?" 

Tramp, "I seen it." 

Lady, "You mean you saw it." 

Tramp, "You saw me see it but you ain't 
gonna see me saw it." 

"He sure believes in Farm Relief: just 
foreclosed the mortgage and relieved me 
of my farm." 

Some guys have money enough to last a 
lifetime. But it only lasts half that long if 
the guy leads a double life. So does the guy. 

We just got hold of a stray copy of the 
Jewell (Kansas) Republican. It tells us 
that "Mrs. John Moore fell down a trap- 
door into the cellar, breaking her wrist. 
Elmer Hoeffner cracked his shoulder fall- 
ing out of a haymow. Robert Eichner fell 
off a horse and broke his leg." May we 
refer to the above as "Fall Notes From 

Two Western Maryland country boys on 
their first train trip. On the choo-choo they 
purchased some bananas. Neither of them 
had ever seen a banana before. The first 
lad ate his. Then the train entered a tun- 
nel. After emerging from the darkness the 
first boy cautioned the other, "Don't eat 
that thing, Abner. I et one and for a while 
I went stone blind." 

The absent minded professor joke has 
been built up nicely through the years. It 
used to be that the prof kissed the garbage 
goodbye and threw his wife out into the 
alley, or held an egg in his hand for 
three minutes while he boiled his watch. 
Now it's the absent minded prof and his 
absent minded wife sitting at home read- 
ing the evening paper. Comes a bang on 
the door. She yells, "O, Gosh, my hus- 
band!" And he jumps through the win- 

"That's a hot number," said the steer, as 
a branding iron was pressed against his leg. 

Texas rancher visiting Maryland farmer, 
"You say that dark cloud means it might 
rain? My son, Bill, when he was away in 
the Navy saw rain! These Navy fellers 
sure get to see things." 


t-\IS MOTHER W»1S -^ 

FRiqHTfNei) BY ? 

roR JO R . 

ITHftT S WHr-i- 



Millionaire's check, made out to a gold 
digger, bounced. Marked "insufficient fun." 

"Hell!" said Satan, answering the phone. 

Some students do not think of women all 
the time but when they do think they think 
of women. 

Wife: "Who was that on the phone just 

Stoop: "Must have been a guy who in- 
tended to call the Weather Bureau. All 
he asked me was, 'Is the coast clear?' ' 

She was only an optician's daughter. Two 
glasses and she made a spectacle of herself. 

A genius is a man who can rewrite a 
traveling salesman's joke and get it ac- 
cepted by the Ladies Home Journal. 

Man is wonderful. He has learned to fly 
like a bird. But he hasn't learned to sit on 
a barbed -wire fence. 

Some fellows think they are so daw- 
gonned tough, to hear them warble it 
you'd think their only mission in life is to 
cut down the number of deaths from old 

Big "M" Guy, "Waiter, this lobster has 
only one claw." 

Waiter, "Our lobsters are so fresh they 
fight all the time and this one lost a claw 
in a horrendous melee with another." 

Big "M" Guv, "Well take this second 
rater away and bring me back a champion." 

"Turn over! Y'r on y'r back!" 


"Who said that?" 

A Maryland Agriculture alumnus up near 
Westernport called upon a neighbor and 
found the latter playing checkers with his 
pet dog. The man would make a move. 
The dog would ponder and then the dog 
would make a move. 

Astounded, the Marylander asked, "Can 
that dog actually play checkers? Say, that's 
the most wonderful dog in the world." 

"He's not so hot," retorted the guy, "I 
beat him the last two games." 

December 26 — Snowing, can't go huntin'. 

December 27 — Still snowin', can't go 

December 28 — Still snowin', can't go 

December 29 — Still snowin'. Shot Grand- 

The curfew tolls the knell of parting day; 
A line of cars winds slowly o'er the lea; 
A student plods his absent-minded way 
And leaves the world quite unexpectedly. 

"John," she said, "I wish you would fire 
the new hired man. He sings dirty songs." 

"Why, I haven't heard him singing any 
dirty songs," said her husband. 

"I know," she replied, "but he whistles 

"Do you serve women here?" 
"No, you bring your own." 

Enxious Pappeh: "Now I'm helpingk 
with you now, Shoileh, dhe home woik. 
Sapposing is on a pondt four docks. A 
hunteh is shootingk wan. How many is 
now left dhe docks?" 

Shoileh: "Is left unly wan, dhe dead 
wan. Is flyingk away tree docks." 

Heard in the forest glen. 
"She was such a deer. I needed the doe." 
"I just wanted to have a little fawn." 
"She only did that for a buck." 

The lady of the house was entertaining 
her bridge club when the pattering of tiny 
feet was heard on the stairs. "Hush," she 
said softly, "the children are going to deliver 
the goodnight message. It always gives me 
such a feeling of reverence to hear them . . . 

There was a moment of silence — then, 
"Maw! Willie found a bedbug." 

Away back in the good old overseas 
days when we used to be fed those good 
powdered eggs while the poor folks at 
home struggled along on those old eggs 
that you had to get out of a frigidaire and 
break the shells and all that trouble, the 
folks would, occasionally run across one 
that was old but not bad. Like the gag 
about the horse at Pimlico, named "Lunch- 
time." Came in at 12 to 1. 

Old but not bad is the story about the 
beezark in Florida who sent to Abercrombie 
and Fitch for a barometer. The barometer 
arrived. The Florida guy sat down and 
wrote a letter to Abercrombie and Fitch, 
dear sirring them and adding, "The bar- 
ometer you sent me is strictly n. g. The 
needle sticks on 'hurricane'." Then he 
wrapped up the barometer and took it and 
the letter down to the Post Office. When 
he returned his house was gone. 

If all the college boys who sleep in class 
were placed end to end they would be 
more comfortable. 

The latest corn includes, "College bred 
means a four year loaf on Dad's dough." 
(Some crust, eh?) 

When water becomes ice a great change 
occurs; the price goes up. 

From some distance two campus wolves 
looked as a young woman held her skirt 
during a strong wind. "That girl's from the 
country," said one. 

"How do ya figure that?" asked his pal. 

"You can always tell a country girl from 
a city girl if there's a good wind," replied 
the first. "A country girl grabs her skirt — 
a city girl, her hat." 

Some day they'll unravel the mystery of 
the sweater girl. 

Freshman: Does the wind always blow 
this way?" 

Senior: "Sometimes it blows the other 

Ex-GI tells us when you see an animal 
with two stripes it's either a skunk or a 

The old saw "Great oaks from little 
acorns grow" is meant to point out that you 
can never tell into what a nut will develop. 

Horse sense comes as a result of stable 

Big "M" Guy: What's wrong with these 

Waitress: Don't ask me, I only laid the 

"Building your house over a pig sty is 

"Naw tain't, mister, we ain't lawst a 
hawg yit." 

The reason a dog has so many friends is 
that his tail wags instead of his tongue. 


Two freshmen lost their way. Said one: 
"We must be in a cemetery, there's a 
gravestone." The other lit a match and re- 
plied: "Yeah, he lived to the ripe old age 
of 128." 

"What's his name?" 

"Some guy named Miles from Wash- 
ington, D. C." 

"Sam, aren't you ashamed to have your 
wife support you by taking in washing?" 

"Deed Ah is boss. But what can Ah do? 
She's too ignorant to do anything better." 

A nurse went to the doctor and reported 
the campus patient under her care didn't 
think he was getting enough attention." 

Doctor: "Well, give him what he 

Nurse: "I'll resign first." 

"Help," cried the wheat kernel field. "I've 
been shocked." 

Dogs in Siberia are the fastest in the 
world because the trees are so far apart. 

"If a lady soldier is a Wac, a lady sailor 
a Wave what is a Wock?" 

"A Wock is what a widdy boy frows at a 

Baltimore weatherman, tired of being 
the butt of all jokes, asked to be trans- 
ferred to another station, "Because," he 
wrote, "the climate doesn't agree with 

"I'm aching from neuritis." 
'"Glad to meet you. I'm Jones from 

Mary had a little lamb; 
The doctor fainted. 

Teacher, "What is your favorite hymn?' 
Junior Terpette, "Willie Smith." 

How about the AG student who had been 
at the dairy barns so long that he shook 
hands one finger at a time. 

"Do you mean you're holding me for 

"No mam. Let that guy Ransom catch 
his own woman." 

You had to hand it to Venus de Milo 
when it came to eating. She couldn't if 
you didn't. 

« jyjmW WE T€BF S£Z> 

Young people do not read 
the bible as much as old peo- 
ple. The latter are cramming 
tor their final exams. 

Not all people who use the 
touch system, operate type- 

Maryland Traffic Safety Com- 
mission slogan: 

"Dim your lights . . . show 
your brightness behind the 

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Many of Old Line State's 
Leading Legal Figures 
Graduated from Second 
Oldest of University of 
Maryland's Schools. . . . 

SECOND oldest of the branches of the 
University now in existence, the School 
of Law of which Dr. Roger Howell is Dean, 
was one of the three "colleges or faculties" 
which the General Assembly of Maryland in 
1812 authorized the College of Medicine of 
Maryland to "constitute, appoint and an- 
nex to itself" in order to establish "an 
University by the name and under the title 
of the University of Maryland." 

In accordance with the authority so given, 
the Faculty of Law, consisting of David 
Hoffman, William Pinckney, Robert Good- 
loe Harper, John Purviance, Robert Smith, 
Nicholas Brice and Nathaniel Williams — 
all leaders of the Bar — was annexed to the 
Faculty of Physic on January 6, 1813, and 
proceeded to appoint one of their number, 
David Hoffman, as the first (and appar- 
ently the only) Professor of Law. It was 
not, however, until ten years later, in 1823, 
that the school was actually opened and 
regular instruction was begun. Of the law 
schools now operating in the United States, 
there are only three where instruction was 
offered at an earlier date — Columbia in 
1773, William and Mary in 1779, and Har- 
vard in 1817. 

Planned Ten Years 

In the interval between 1813 and 1823, 
Hoffman was devoting much thought and 


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Just before final examinations University of Mary- 
land Law Students in the entrance to the School 
of Law 

time to the planning and development of a 
course of law study. In 1817 he published 

"A Course of Legal Study Addressed to 
Students and the Profession Generally," 
which attracted much attention and re- 
ceived high praise from commentators 
throughout the country. The North Amer- 
ican Review devoted to it a review of 
thirty-three pages, pronouncing it to be 
"by far the most perfect system for the 
study of law which has ever been offered 
to the public — a model for the direction 
of students." Chief Justice John Marshall, 
said that it was "calculated to elevate and 
dignify the profession"; Justice Story de- 
clared it "an honor to the country"; DeWitt 
Clinton regarded it "as an invaluable guide 
to legal knowledge." 

In Advance of the Times 

The course of legal study set out in this 
treatise was an ideal one, as Hoffman 
realized, and would have required some 
six or seven years for its completion. It 
was far in advance of the times in regarding 
as essential to the training of the lawyer 
a broad basis of social studies — moral and 
political philosophy, political economy, 
comparative and statutory law were all 
emphasized. Indeed, it may be questioned 
whether legal education has ever ap- 
proached the ideal that Hoffman envisaged. 

In 1821, he published a "Syllabus of a 
Course of Lectures on Law proposed to be 
delivered in the University of Maryland — 
Addressed to the Students of Law in the 
United States." This provided for three 
hundred and one lectures, "embracing every 
title know to the great body of law, viz.; 


Ethics, commercial, statute, national, Ro- 
man, Admirality, mercantile and constitu- 
tional law." In 1822 he gave notice in the 
newspapers of his intention to begin lec- 
tures, and in 1823 instruction was com- 

At this time he published a ser- 
enty-six page "Introductory to a Course of 
Lectures now Delivering in the University 
of Maryland." The extensive plan of study 
out-lined in his prior publication he seems 
now to have realized was impracticable and 
lie speaks of the course as taking eighteen 
months to two years to complete. Subse- 
quent introductories were also published, 
lamenting the "want of suitable encour- 
agement" and the lack of zeal of law stu- 
dents for availing themselves of the facili- 
ties for study afforded them. 

"Maryland Law Institute" 

The School of Law was during this 
period called the Maryland Law Institute 
and was held in "a spacious and com- 
modious building on South Street, near 
Market Street." No records are extant, 
nothing to show the number and names 
of the students or whether any degrees were 
ever awarded. In Judge Chesnut's article 
on the School of Law in Cordell's History 
of the University of Maryland, it is said 
that there were about thirty students in at- 
tendance in 1831, and that the school re- 
ceived students from eleven States and two 
foreign countries. 

We know more of David Hoffman than 
we do of his school. In many ways he was 
a most amazing man. Eminent in his pro- 
fession, he was also extremely widely read 
in other fields and the list of his published 


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The above is a photograph of Dean Roger Howell, from a painting by Waldemar F. Dietrich. This 
painting was presented to the University of Maryland by the student body of the law school in 1935. The 
painting now hangs in the student lounge of the Law School Building. 

Dean Howell was born in Baltimore in 1895 and attended private schools there, Johns Hopkins University, 
and the University of Maryland School of Law. Received the A.B. degree in 1914 and the Ph.D. degree 
in 1917 from Johns Hopkins University and was Fellow in Political Science there in 1916-17, his last year 
of graduate work; also played on the baseball team two years (Johns Hopkins beat Maryland both years 

Received the LL.B. degree in 1917 also from the University of Maryland, the law work being taken con- 
currently with graduate work at Johns Hopkins. Served in World War I 1917-19, as 2nd Lieut., 1st Lieut, 
and Capt., U. S. Infantry with 17th Infantry and 33rd Machine Gun Battalion. 

Resigned commission 1919 and practiced law in New York with the firm of Cravath and Henderson during 
1919 and in Baitimore as member of firm of Maloy, Brady, Howell & Yost 1920-27. 

Appointed professor of law University of Maryland 1927; assistant dean of law school 1930; dean of law 
school 1931. Member of Phi Gamma Delta; Phi Beta Kappa; Gamma Eta Gamr.a legal fraternity; Order 
of the Coif (legal honor society); Maryland State Bar Association (vice-president 1934); Bar Association 
of Baltimore City; American Bar Association; American Law Institute. Dean Howell was a member of 
the State Commission on Emergency War Legislation and advisor to the Commission on Revision of the 
Election Laws. 

writings evidences the astonishing variety 
of his interests. Among these, for instance, 
was his "Chronicles Selected from the 
Originals of Cartaphilus," which was in- 
tended to be a six volume history of the 
world in the Christian era presented 
through the legend of the Wandering Jew, 
to collect the materials for which he spent 
several years in Europe; only three volumes 
were ever actually published. He received 
honorary degrees from Oxford and Got- 
tingen as well as from his own university. 
His "Resolutions in Regard to Professional 
Deportment" largely anticipated the pres- 
ent canons of legal ethics of the American 
Bar Association. 

Hoffman's relations with the University 
Trustees were far from friendly and in- 

deed he seems to have been sued for the 
recovery of the library and furniture of 
the School. He ceased lecturing and the 
Law Institute was suspended in 1836. No 
attempt seems to have been then made 
to fill his place or to continue the work of 
the Law School, though the Faculty of Law 
remained technically in existence. 

However, in 1869, the school was re- 
vived, upon the initiative of Professor 
Christopher Johnson of the Faculty of 
Medicine. The two surviving members of 
the Faculty of Law, Judge George W. Dob- 
bin and John H. B. Latrobe, filled the 
vacancies on the Faculty by electing Messrs. 
George William Brown, Bernard Carter, 
H. Clay Dallam and John P. Poe; Judge 
Dobbin was made Dean and Judge Robert 

N. Martin and Judge John A. Inglis were 
appointed professors. The> .two professors 
seem to have carried the entire teaching 
load at first; both of them had occupied 
judicial positions in the Sout&i Judge Inglis 
having been a member of the Supreme 
Court of South Carolina, and had come to 
Baltimore following the Civil War. Judge 
Martin died the following summer, 1 - and Was 
succeeded by another former judge ifrom 
the South, Judge Alexander H. Handy, 
who had been a member of the Supreme 
Court of Mississippi. Mr.- Poe was added to 
the teaching staff in 1870, teaching at night, 
and was joined by other members of the 
Baltimore bar on the return to Mississippi 
in 1871 of Judge Handy and the death in 
1878 of Judge Inglis. From then until 1923, 
the instruction in the law school was car- 
ried on entirely by members of the Balti- 
more bench and bar, all of them then or 
later leaders of the profession in the State. 

Two Year Course 

The course of study from 1869 to V882 
was a two year one. For several years, 
however, a student could enter directly into 
the Senior class, take concurrently the sub- 
jects scheduled for both classes, and com- 
plete the entire course in one year; in 1882, 
this was changed to make entry directly into 
the Senior class conditional on passing an 
examination. The course was extended to 
three years in 1883, but for a considerable 
period thereafter it was possible to com- 
plete the course in two years, and admis- 
sion on examination directly into one of 
the upper classes was permitted though ap- 
parently not encouraged. Classes were held 
in the late afternoon and evening, a practice 
which continued until 1918, when sharply 
decreased enrollment resulting from war 
conditions in World War I caused the after- 
noon classes to be discontinued. From 1918 
until 1925 the School was entirely an 
evening school. k . 

Great Instructors 

During this period, instruction was given 
entirely by leading members of the Balti- 
more bench and bar, as was true in the 
great majority of American law schools of 
the time. From 1884 till his death in 1910, 
Mr. John P. Poe was dean of the faculty, 
and the teaching staff included at various 
times such legal giants of those days as 
Mr. Poe himself, Bernard Carter, Major 
Venable, Charles Marshall, Edgar Gans, 
Judge Charles E. Phelps, Charles McHenry 
Floward, Judge John C. Rose, Joseph C. 
France, and other great leaders of the Bar. 
Mr. Poe was succeeded as dean by Judge 
Henry D. Harlan, who had been secretary 
of the faculty for many years, and who 
served as dean until 1913. Two other law 
schools, the Baltimore Law School and the 
Baltimore University of Law, which had 
consolidated under the name of the Balti- 
more Law School in 1911, were merged into 
the University of Maryland School of Law 
in 1913; and in 1920, with the consolida- 
tion of the University of Maryland at Bal- 
timore and the Maryland State College at 
College Park, the School of Law, together 
with the other Baltimore schools of the 
University, became an integral part of the 
State University. 

Judge Harlan and his associates on the 
Law School faculty felt strongly that it was 
necessary to strengthen and modernize the 
school in its organization, facilities, policies 

ot admission and instruction, in order to 
bring it up to the standards of legal educa- 
tion prevailing in the better schools else- 
where. The greatly increased complexity 
of law as a science and a profession had 
made inadequate older methods of study 
and curricula that were in their time en- 
tirely satisfactory; this was reflected in the 
standards promulgated in 1921 by the 
American Bar Association. 

Accordingly steps were instituted in 1925 
looking toward that end. A day division 
for students devoting their full time to 
their studies was added; the evening divi- 
sion course was lengthened to four years; 
full time instructors were added to the 
faculty and the curriculum reorganized; the 
library was greatly increased; the require- 
ments for admission were increased to at 
least two full years of college work at an 
approved college; and in 1931, with the con- 
struction of the present law school build- 
ing, adequate physical facilities were fur- 
nished. The School was approved by the 
Section on Legal Education of the Amer- 
ican Bar Association in 1930, and admitted 
to membership in the Association of Amer- 
ican Law Schools in 1931; it is the only 
law school in the State so recognized and 
offering what is regarded by those organ- 
izations as proper preparation for the prac- 
tice of law. Subsequent in 1938, the school 
was granted a chapter of the Order of the 
Coif, the national legal honor society cor- 
responding to Phi Beta Kappa in the aca- 
demic world, whose chapters are granted 
only to those schools maintaining the high- 
est standards of legal training and scholar- 

Made Great Contribution 

Throughout its history, the Law School 
has contributed largely, and it is believed 
worthily, to the professional and public life 
of the State. Here is where the majority 
of the State's bench and bar have been 
trained. Since its revival in 1869, it has 
graduated some 3300 men and women; 
among them, one finds the names of a large 
proportion of the past and present leaders 
of the Maryland bar as well as many who 

have won eminence in the profession else- 
where; one finds the names of distinguished 
members of the State and Federal judiciary; 
one finds the names of many men promi- 
nent in the public affairs of the State, of 
governors, senators, members of State and 
national legislatures, one finds the names 
of men who have attained prominence in 
the business world and in the fields of 
commerce and finance. 

Among its alumni are two of the three 
Federal judges in Maryland; the Chief 
Judges of the Court of Appeals; the Chief 
Judge and nine of the Associate Judges of 
the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City; 
fourteen of the judges sitting in the Mary- 
land county circuits. In the national gov- 
ernment, both United States Senators from 
Maryland and one member of the House 
of Representatives and the newly ap- 
pointed Solicitor General of the United 
States are its graduates. For the first time 
since 1920, the Governor of the State is 
not an alumnus of the Law School; but it 
is still well represented in the State gov- 
ernment, with the Attorney General, the 
State Treasurer, six State Senators and 18 
members of the House of Delegates. 

The Faculty 

The School at the present time has a 
faculty of eight full time and ten part- 


Judge William P. Cole, Jr., Chairman of the Board. 

time instructors, the latter members of the 
Baltimore bench and bar, and an enroll- 
ment of something over 300 students. While 
it is primarily a teaching institution, train- 
ing its students for the practice of their 
future profession, members of its faculty 
also carry on regularly research activities, 
both in connection with the courses taught 
by them and with matters of general in- 
terest to the bench and bar in the State. 
Since 1936, the School has published the 
Maryland Law Review, a quarterly law 
journal devoted to the publication of arti- 
cles dealing with matters of Maryland law 
and to the discussion of cases decided by 
the Maryland courts; the regular publica- 
tion of the Review was badly interfered 
with by World War II, but it was never 
wholly suspended and is now being re- 
sumed. Members of its faculty have from 
time to time been called upon to act as 
members of or assist in the work of various 
State commissions, such as those on 
Emergency War Legislation, Revision of the 
Election Laws, the State Adoption Laws, 
and the Distribution of Tax Revenues. 

The Principal Task 

Its principal task, however, the School 
conceives to be that of affording to the 
people of the State the opportunity to se- 
cure sound and adequate legal education 
on a par with that to be obtained in the 
better law schools of the country. Law is a 
constantly developing and changing sub- 
ject — never more so than at the present 
time — and legal training to be adequate 
must reflect both the growth and the 
change of the law and must reflect also the 
fundamental principles of justice lying at 
the base of all our institutions. To supply 
a course of training and curriculum that 
will achieve this objective is and must al- 
ways be the main endeavor of the School. 


The first naval battle in America was 
fought on the Pocomoke river in 1735, be- 
tween Claiborne's pinnace, LONG TAIL, 
and Governor Calvert's two pinnaces, the 


Top Row, Left to Right: Thomas R. Brookes, Bel Air, Vice Chairman; Harry H. Nuttle, Denton; J. Milton 

Patterson, Baltimore, Treasurer; Glenn L. Martin, Baltimore; Charles P. McCormick, Baltimore. 

Bottom Row, Left to Right: Stanford Z. Rothschild, Secretary, Baltimore; Senator Millard E. Tydings, 

Washington; Mrs. John L. Whitehurst, Baltimore; E. Paul Knotts, Denton. 

Jron. Philip J$. Perlman 


PHILIP B. Perlman, University of 
Maryland, LL.B. 1912, whom President 
Truman nominated to be Solicitor Gen- 
eral of the United States, has been promin- 
ent in Maryland and Baltimore politics 
since the first World War. 

He has held various legal posts in the 
State and city governments, being a former 
Maryland Secretary of State and city solici- 
tor of Baltimore. 

One of the highest legal posts in the 
Federal Government, that of solicitor gen- 
eral ranks next to attorney general. The 
position pays $10,000 a year. 

A native Baltimorean, Mr. Perlman was 
born here on March 5, 1890. 

Edited Baltimore Sun 

Before his legal career, he was a news- 
paper man, and in nine years rose to the 
city editorship of The Evening Sun, a posi- 
tion which he resigned in 1917 to accept 
an appointment in the State Law Depart- 
ment under Albert C. Ritchie, then Attor- 
ney General of Maryland. 

When, in March, 1918, the State Law 
Department was enlarged, Mr. Perlman be- 
came an assistant attorney general. Previ- 
ous to this, in June, 1917, he had assisted 
the Attorney General in drafting the pro- 
gram of war legislation adopted at the war 
session of the General Assembly. 

After Mr. Ritchie was elected governor 
in November, 1919, Mr. Perlman resigned 
as assistant attorney general to devote him- 
self to the practice of law. 

But Governor Ritchie appointed him 
secretary of state in January, 1920, and dur- 
ing the 1920 session of the Legislature the 
Governor intrusted Mr. Perlman with the 
drafting of the legislation to redeem the 
pledges made in the Democratic party 

Authored Many Bills 

The bills he drew up included one es- 
tablishing the State Merit System; another 
created a central purchasing bureau for all 
State departments and State institutions, 
and others raised the pay of teachers and 
policemen, revised the workmen's compen- 
sation laws and introduced modern plans 
for drainage. 

Mr. Perlman also drafted the bill pro- 
viding facilities for the registration and 
voting of women, and the law calling for 
quadrennial elections for State officials. 

During his tenure as secretary of state, 
Mr. Perlman was a member of the law 
firm of Marbury & Perlman, with Ogle 
Marbury, now chief judge of the Court of 
Appeals of Maryland, as his partner. 

In September, 1923, he resigned as Secre- 
tary of State and dissolved his partnership 
with Mr. Marbury to accept an appoint- 
ment from Mayor Howard W. Jackson as 
city solicitor of Baltimore. 

He retained that post until February, 

Interesting and Varied 
Career of Prominent 
Maryland Alumnus Who 
Was Named by President 
Truman. . . . 

1926, when he resigned to re-enter private 
law practice. 

But in the meantime he had drafted a 
number of significant ordinances and Char- 
ter revisions, including the ordinance set- 
ting up the city pension system and the 
Charter revision bringing together the city's 
engineering departments under a chief en- 

Mayor Jackson's successor, Mayor Broen- 
ing, appointed him on a commission to re- 
vise the zoning laws, which as city solicitor, 


Hon. Philip B. Perlman, University of Maryland, 

L.L.B. 1912. Appointed by President Truman. (The 

photograph is by Udel Bros., Baltimore) 

he had tried in the lower and appellate 
courts, which finally established the valid- 
ity of zoning regulations in the city. He 
was chairman of the subcommittee which 
drew up the present zoning laws. 

In 1931, Mr. Perlman was appointed a 
member of the Mayor's Commission on 
Unemployment Relief. He drafted the 
legislation creating the Maryland Planning 
Commission, and legislation, enacted in 
1933, creating the Maryland Water Re- 
sources Commission. 

Mr. Perlman has worked with numerous 
other Government commissions and com- 

He is a member of the American, Mary- 
land and Baltimore Bar association; vice 

president of the board of trustees of the 
Walters Art Gallery; a member of the 
board of trustees of the Baltimore Museum 
of Art, the Maryland Institute and the 
Peale Museum. 

He is one of the founders and president 
of the board of directors of the Baltimore 
Symphony Orchestra. 

Mr. Perlman is general counsel of the 
Housing Authority of Baltimore; special 
counsel for the Baltimore Transit Com- 
pany; counsel for the Maryland Co-opera- 
tive Milk Producers, Inc., and has been 
special counsel for the Home Owners' Loan 
Corporation in tax problems passed on by 
the Maryland Court of Appeals. 

He had charge of publicity for the 1932 
Roosevelt campaign in Maryland, and was 
also active in 1936, 1940 and 1944. In both 
1932 and 1940 he was a delegate to the 
national Democratic convention. 

Entered Law School in 1909 

In 1944, he was again a member of the 
Democratic Campaign Committee in Mary- 
land, and was one of the leaders at party 

He is a member of the University Club, 
the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club, the 
Maryland Historical Society and the Muni- 
cipal Art Society. 

He attended the city's public schools 
and was graduated from City College in 
the class of 1908. He then studied politi- 
cal economy and English at Johns Hop- 
kins University and in 1909 entered the 
University of Maryland Law School. 

It was during his college years that he 
entered the newspaper field and became a 
member of the staff of The Evening Sun. 
After his graduation from the University 
of Maryland in 1912, with a bachelor of 
laws degree, he became a court reporter 
and special writer. 

As solicitor general, he is to succeed J. 
Howard McGrath, now a Democratic Sena 
tor from Rhode Island. 


The chairman of Baltimore's USO cam- 
paign for $274,954, Col. Edgar T. Fell, LL.B. 
Maryland 1917, received a second award of 
the Legion of Merit for his postwar services 
overseas as Theater Chief of the Court of 
Claims in Europe. 

Colonel Fell is Chief of the Court of 
Claims in Washington. The citation said: 

"Contributed immeasurably to the suc- 
cessful accomplishment of the difficult 
tasks" in connection with the claims service 
in Europe from May, 1945, until April, 

The former award to Colonel Fell was 
given for his work before VE Day. He also 
holds the Order of the British Empire, 
Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor 
the Bronze Star and other decorations. 

cAg,riculture JtIj Chief SntereSt 


Ecuadorian Agriculturist 
and Diplomat had Inter- 
esting and Hectic Experi- 
ences in the United States. 

d$y. J\!eu>Dola JVoyeA, 'Jr. 

Washington Star. 

AT various times in the years he has 
spent in this country, a University 
of Maryland man who has been Ecuador's 
Ambassador to the United States, has sold 
apples for coffee money, sold real estate for 
free lunches — and lived off the rent from 
a raccoon coat. He is Galo Plaza, of Quito, 

The United States has probably treated 
him more roughly than it ever did any 
other foreign diplomat. He loves it. He 
says he believes in us and our way of life, 
and that the day our influence becomes 
established throughout the hemisphere, the 
hemisphere's troubles will be over. 

Many-sided Man 

People who like to make snap judgments 
have a hard time with Galo Plaza. He 
might appear, at first glance, to have been 
born with a silver shovel in his mouth. 
Under a different light, he might be taken 
for a professional athlete. Or you might 
put him down as a sea-faring man — or a 
farmer. He might even seem on occasion, 
to be a very smooth diplomat. 

Actually, it doesn't matter to which of 
these categories the snap judger assigns him. 
He is — or has been — in all of them. 

He came to this country at 19 to study 
agriculture and enrolled in the University 
of California, (he came to Maryland later). 
Mr. Plaza already had achieved a certain 
distinction in Ecuador by virtue of the fact 
that for two years he had been running 
his opponents ragged as a member of the 
national soccer team. This was his personal 
contribution to the family name. There 
had been others. His father, the general, 
had served two terms as President of the 
country. Two of his mother's ancestors 
were Ecuador's independence heroes, and 
her family had been established in Quito 
since 1536. 

Gave Up Football 

At California, Mr. Plaza promptly won 
a place on the football team. He had been, 
he admits, a "good student — very good" 
back in Ecuador, and it shocked him to 
find that dealing in a foreign language 
hobbled him to such an extent that he 
began to fall behind in his school work. 
Enraged, he gave up football and concen- 
trated on learning English. For months he 
avoided all contact with his native Spanish 
tongue. The result was startling. He 
learned to speak English, American style, 
without a trace of accent and in perfect 
idiom. He learned to think — even to dream 
— with equal fluency in either language. 

Mr. Plaza moved on to the University of 
Maryland where, as at California, he studied 


His Excellency, Galo Plaza, is shown at the right as he received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws 
at the University of Maryland, where he delivered the 1946 Commencement address. At the left is the 
then Governor (now U. S. Senator) Herbert R. O'Conor. In the center is Dr. H. C. Byrd, President of 
the University of Maryland. Galo Plaza was born in Quito on February 17, 1906. He is the son of Senora 
Avelina Lasso de Plaza and of General Leonidas Plaza, President of the Republic of Ecuador during the 
constitutional terms 1902 to 1906 and 1912 to 1916. He attended grade school and high school in Ecuador. 
Thereafter he traveled to the United States in order to study agricultural economy, and pursued his 
studies at the University of California and the University of Maryland. Later he continued his education 
at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service in Washington, D. C. From 1929 to 1930 held the post of 
Civil Attache to the then Legation of Ecuador in Washington, after which he reljrned to his country to 
head the business firm "Herederos de Leonidas Plaza" as general manager, a position which he kept 
until 1944. In 1937, Senor Plaza was elected a member of the Municipal Council of Quito, of which body 
he acted as president during 1937 and 1938, and from 1938 until August 1940 he was a Cabinet member 
as Minister of National Defense. He represented Ecuador at the Pan American Conference in Chapultepec 
and the International Assembly in San Francisco. Senor Plaza has been a decided admirer of the American 
way of life and in his desire to